Public Health Professor Dr. Rebecca Schoon Awarded Tenure
Dr. Rebecca Schoon, who teaches a broad public health curriculum in Pacific University's College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded indefinite tenure.
Her courses include studies of comparative health systems and how political, economic, and social inequities impact community health. At Pacific, she serves as the Public Health Program director. Her published peer-reviewed research has investigated new methodologies for measuring public preferences for healthcare services within universal healthcare systems. She has assisted international non-profit organizations in health development projects in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Vietnam, and is on the board of directors of the nonprofit Health Care for All Oregon.
Her research interests include priority setting in universal healthcare systems, incorporating community voices into health policymaking, health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, and the political economy of global health.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College/Columbia University, in New York, a master's degree in public health from Oregon State University, and a PhD in health policy from Oregon State.