The Office of Postdoctoral Programs (OPP) operates within the Graduate School, and the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School ultimately has responsibility for the functions of the office.
The mission of the OPP is to enrich the postdoctoral experience at OSU. Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows are the primary focus for the OPP, but the programs, newsletters and other services are also available to the broader community of Ph.D.s at Oregon State who have non-professorial positions, including those with research associate (postdoc) appointments.
The primary activities of the OPP are:
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.
Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans Maureen Childers
Maureen supports the associate deans in their work managing the Office of Postdoctoral Programs, program review, and much more.