Steph Bernell is associate dean the Graduate School. Steph has taught over 80 courses at Oregon State, primarily in the areas of health policy and health economics. Her scholarly work combines a deep interest in health policy and politics, with a desire to use economic tools to address an array of pressing public health problems. Steph’s publications span the gamut of public health issues, including health reform, chronic disease, obesity, and hunger. She is the author of the book, Health Economics: Core Concepts and Essential Tools, Health Administration Press (2016).
Steph earned a bachelors in Economic Theory and masters in Economics from American University and a PhD in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.