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Dr. Louise Muscato

Board Member

Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest

Assistant Dean of Community Engagement.  Course Director Lifestyle Medicine

200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355


Email Address: lmuscato@westernu.edu

Community Activities –

Other Interests: Gardening, lifestyle education, culinary education

  • D. in Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon June 1992
  • Master of Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon June 1978
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

June 1972 .  CHES (Certified Health Education Specialists) Seattle, Washington 1992

Dr. Muscato has five years of experience directing and administering a 1.3 million dollar USAID international program which established medical and dental clinics in Ukraine. She oversaw the establishment of a women’s wellness center, a state-of-the-art rural family medicine clinic, a university based clinic to train family physicians and two dental clinics and school and community health programs.  The resulting clinics and programs expanded capabilities and access to primary health care and health promotion and disease prevention programs to over one million Ukrainians. The program received the top “Innovation in Healthcare Award” from Sister Cities International.

Additionally, Dr. Muscato directed two state-wide health promotion, disease prevention programs for the Health Department of Western Australia in the areas of HIV/AIDS and smoking.  Results for the youth tobacco prevention campaign included implementation of strict new policies and laws, a reduction in tobacco sales to minors and overall decrease in tobacco use by minors.

As the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Muscato is the COMP course director for Service Learning, Physician and Society I & II and Lifestyle Medicine. She serves on the Coast to Cascade Wellness Coalition, Regional and Linn County Oral Health Coalition, Linn County Coordinated Care Advisory Committee, HEART Board (Homeless Enrichment, Rehabilitation Team), Chairs the Childhood Obesity Partnership and oversees multiple student led and other community service projects.