Public Education Committee


The public education committee (PEC) is a group of volunteers (psychologists and psychology students) who promote the understanding of the field of psychology to the public; facilitate access to information about psychologist roles and psychological services; serve as media contacts on critical social events and psychological topics; and act as a link between the public and field of psychology to collaborate with communities to improve mental and physical health.

You’ll find us:

  • Sharing helpful information and resources through social media (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Giving interviews for radio and television audiences
  • Submitting informative articles inspired by recent events on various medias
  • Hosting talks and educational events for local organizations or schools
  • Connecting with local communities at neighborhood events and health fairs throughout Oregon

Topics we speak on (though not limited to):

  • Emotional resilience
  • Impact of racism and social inequality
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Disease prevention and management
  • Healthy relationships
  • Parenting tips
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Stress management
Committee Reports and Updates

Disclaimer: This list is composed of psychologists who are members of the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) and who have volunteered to speak with the media in their stated areas of expertise. The opinions expressed by these members do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Oregon Psychological Association. Responsibility for comments made to the media rests with the individual alone. If you are interested in a formal position statement of the Oregon Psychological Association regarding a particular issue, please contact the OPA office at 503-253-9155 (toll free at 800-541-9798) or via email: [email protected].

Chair, Paige Vazquez (She/Her)