Features Public Health Students

Teaching public health policy in the military

Meet Tiara Walz, an active-duty major with the United States Army and a graduate student studying health policy in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

HDFS Health Tips

As students head back to the classroom, managing expectations and emotions are key

As students return to in-person learning, parents and educators face many unanswered questions. CPHHS researchers discussed the challenges students may face in a recent webcast.

Alumni Health Tips Public Health

Isolate the problem

CPHHS faculty, students and alumni addressed how COVID-19 has made isolation and health disparities even worse for Latinx communities

Community Engagement News Public Health

New OSU program improves rural outreach to promote mental health and well-being

The new Coast to Forest program aims to improve mental health and address substance use in rural communities by building on existing local partnerships.

Kinesiology Students

When grief turns to hope

Within a year, former Oregon State gymnast and Kinesiology major Taylor Ricci and men’s soccer player and Finance major Nathan Braaten experienced the emotional turmoil of suicide when they lost a teammate. Through personal grief and frustration, the duo put their heads together to brainstorm ideas to bring mental health awareness out in the open.


CPHHS student Taylor Ricci part of mental health initiative to raise awareness

The experiences of former Oregon State standout gymnast Taylor Ricci and current men’s soccer member Nathan Braaten have led them to spearhead conversation around those demands through a mental health awareness initiative — #DamWorthIt.