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Diabetes and the Built Environment

Friday, February 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Carlos Crespo, Ph.D.'s research involves epidemiology of physical activity in the prevention of chronic diseases and research on minority health issues.

He has numerous publications in the areas of exercise, minority health, obesity, and nutrition, is co-author of five textbooks on minority health and sports medicine, and more than 10 government publications, including the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health. 

He is Professor and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Training in Biomedical Research at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. He graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, has a Master of Science in Sports Health from Texas Tech University, and a Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care from Loma Linda University 

In 2014, the NIH selected Portland State University to receive a $24 million grant, “Enhancing Cross-disciplinary Infrastructure Training at Oregon,” the largest grant in PSU history.

The program, designed and directed by Carlos, will help grow the number of biomedical and health researchers who are Latino, Pacific Islander, Alaska native, African-American, Native American, low-income, raised in foster care, or have a disability and prepare them to thrive in the NIH-funded workforce.

Carlos received the 1997 U.S. Secretary of Health Award for Distinguished Service as part of the Salud para su Corazon campaign and in 2003 became a Minority Health Scholar from the National Institutes of Health.

He is an emeritus board member of American Council for Exercise and past President of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Currently he serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Urban and Health Sustainability, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.


Diabetes and the Built Environment 

The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Art & Science!

We also encourage you to attend this Friday’s Music A La Carte to enjoy a Friday with both Art & Science!

This free, lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969 and features a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists.

The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, beginning at 12 pm and lasting for approximately 45 minutes.

S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH
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