Martin Ostensen

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems

Martin Ostensen, Dir. Of MHA program, SPH

Morten Ostensen

Education & Experience:
I earned a Masters in Health Administration degree from UNTHSC, Masters in Business Administration degrees from Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), and Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C.).

Prior to joining the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2006, I held an appointment as an adjunct instructor with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I taught Business Law at Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek, B.C.).

As the Vice-President, Legal Services Centres, I was the inaugural leader of Legal Aid Alberta’s (LAA) Legal Services Centres.  Prior to that, as managing lawyer at Alberta Law Line, I managed legal hotline, and successfully built Canada’s first legal aid web- based channel.

I was in private practice as an attorney, with significant experience in trial litigation and transactional matters. 

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have been involved in teaching focused on Health Care Law, Public Health Law and Business Law; I have also taught Introduction to Health Management & Policy, and Ethics.

Professional Activities & Awards:
I was the 2015 recipient of the Rischard S. Kurz Award.  I was a 2015 inductee into the Delta Omega National Honorary Society for Public Health.

I was a recipient of the 2011 Alberta Premier’s Medal of Excellence for my work in the team that supported Alberta Justice’s Self-Represented Litigants Initiative.

Scholarly Interests:
My academic interests include ethics and access to healthcare, and operational excellence and high performance outcomes.

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