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Baker, Robin - MS, PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Primary Health Care & Health Disparities; Public Health Practice; Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – CSB 614 Phone: (503) 494-3156
Course Information

Robin Baker is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health. Dr. Baker teaches courses in the Health Systems and Policy, Primary Health Care & Health Disparities, and Public Health Practice programs. Her research interests include evidence-based treatment for substance-use disorders, integration of behavioral health and primary care, care management for individuals with serious mental illness, and systemic and organizational factors that impact quality and access of services.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Portland State University, 2006
M.S., Portland State University, 2009
Ph.D., Portland State University, 2017

Coronado, Gloria - PhD

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Professor Health Systems & Policy
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Dr. Gloria Coronado has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Coronado’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, and mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP.

An experienced epidemiologist, Professor Coronado champions affordable, long-term solutions to health disparities issues. She currently serves as the Mitch Greenlick Endowed Distinguished Investigator in Health Disparities Research at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. She completed her training at Stanford University and the University of Washington.

Professor Coronado’s research has focused on understanding and addressing disparities in the occurrence and burden of disease in underserved populations, with a special emphasis on testing cancer prevention intervention in underserved and Medicaid-enrolled populations. She has developed several innovative and cost-effective interventions to improve rates of participation in cancer screening among patients served by community health centers. Her innovative work has led to successful partnerships with large health plans, state institutions, and clinics serving migrants and the uninsured.

She currently directs or co-directs three programs that use systems-based approaches to raise the rates of colorectal cancer screening in health plans and clinics in Washington, Oregon and California. Over the course of her career, Professor Coronado has served as the PI, co-I or co-PI on over 35 federally funded grants worth over $80 million in direct costs; she has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Stanford University, 1994
M.S., University of Washington, 1998
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2001

Darney, Blair - PhD

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On Campus

Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – MP3602C Phone: (503) 494-1190
Course Information

Dr. Darney has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Darney’s work includes collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, may serve as preceptor, and participate in the School at large.

Dr. Darney is a reproductive health services researcher and has an OHSU primary faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor on the OHSU Dept of OB/Gyn, Family Planning Section. Her work focuses on obstetric outcomes, maternal mortality, contraception, and abortion. She primarily engages in secondary analyses of existing data but also has experience with intervention and feasibility studies. Her areas of expertise include working with survey, census, claims, and medical chart data, improving causal inference in non-randomized designs, measuring quality of care, and health insurance and financing.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1994
M.P.H., Yale University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2012

Awards and Honors
  • Outstanding Researcher in Training Award, Society of Family Planning, 2012

 

Denny, Justin - MD, MPH

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On Campus

Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – Mackenzie Hall 1166 Phone: (503) 494-9413
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Dr. Justin Denny has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs. He has also co-taught at least one course in the Public Health Practice programs. In this role, Dr. Denny’s work includes mentoring SPH students and collaborating on research with primary SPH faculty members.

He is also Director of OHSU Global in Southeast Asia which has partnered with Mahidol University and Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) in Thailand in order to help all institutions expand learning and research opportunities. As a result, Mahidol University and OHSU faculty are investigating innovative approaches to the prevention and treatment of HIV, TB and Dengue Fever, and MFU and OHSU faculty are researching the effect of a Thai whole grain rice on the microbiome, cognition and biometric outcomes among school children. These initiatives have afforded OHSU students and faculty access to new colleagues who work at the forefront in these fields as well as the sharing of clinical specimens and information fromrobust databases to further research efforts in Oregon. Thai researchers are benefiting from access to learning from innovators at OHSU and are receiving support with pursing grant opportunities. Now that seed funding for these researchers has been secured, grants are being pursued in order to make this research collaboration more robust and inclusive over time and SPH students are beginning to spend time working alongside OHSU faculty members on these projects.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Virginia, 1993
M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1998
Residency, Family Medicine, OHSU, 2001
Residency, Preventive Medicine, OHSU, 2002
M.P.H., OHSU, 2002

DeVoe, Jennifer - MD, DPhil

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Professor Health Systems & Policy
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Dr. DeVoe holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor DeVoe’s work includes collaborating other SPH primary faculty members for research and mentoring or advising SPH students.

Professor DeVoe is the Chair of the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine where her primary faculty appointment resides, and is Chief Research Officer at OCHIN.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Montana State University, 1993
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1999
D.Phil, University of Oxford, 2001

Downing, Jae M. - PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy, and Health Systems & Policy Office Campus Services Building 670
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Jae Downing joins the School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in January 2019 from the University of South Carolina. Their research interests focus on social and economic stressors on health and birth outcomes; health inequalities; and sexual and gender minority health.

Professor Downing’s work explores how policies and social safety nets shape access to and quality of healthcare for GSM and other minority populations.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Maryland, 2006
M.S., University of California, San Francisco, 2011
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015

 

 

Dresbeck, Rachel - PhD

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Assistant Professor Office OHSU Mackenzie Hall Phone: 503-494-3124
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Professor Dresbeck has a faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the Health Management & Policy, and Health Systems & Policy graduate programs.

In addition to this contribution to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), she works in the OHSU Provost Office.

 

 

Droppers, Oliver - PhD

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On Campus

Adjunct Assistant Professor PSUHealth Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy

Gelmon, Sherril - MHSc, DrPH

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On Campus

Professor & Program Director for PhD in Health Systems and Policy Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy, and Preventive Medicine Residency Office PSU – URBN 670N Phone: (503) 725-3044
Course Information

Sherril Gelmon is professor of public health and director of the Ph.D. program in Health Systems and Policy at the School of Public Health. She teaches health systems management and policy courses in the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs, and leads the improvement science curricula for OHSU Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine residents, and for OHSU medical education programs. She directed OHSU’s Foundational Improvement Science Curriculum, a faculty development program for medical and nursing educators.

She was previously coordinator of the three-university Oregon M.P.H. program, coordinator of PSU’s health management programs and chair of PSU’s Division of Public Administration.

Gelmon has conducted multiple research projects on community health improvement, health professions training, and community-university partnerships. Past research projects include evaluation of the implementation of Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program; Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future Initiative; and the Community Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative. Gelmon works with community agencies and graduate students to develop evidence of the impact of educational and health improvement interventions.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Education, Degrees

Dip.P.T., University of Saskatchewan, 1976
B.Sc. P.T., University of Toronto, 1978
M.H.Sc., University of Toronto, 1983
Dr.P.H., University of Michigan, 1990

Awards and Honors
  • 2017: Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • 2011: Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, Campus Compact
  • 2011: PSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2007: PSU Civic Engagement Award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Learning
  • 2005: Annual Service-Learning Research Award, International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Research
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2014-2016 Model in Oregon, Phase III – Identification of Exemplary Practices. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the “Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future” Program 2005-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation Evaluation of a grant-making program to stimulate local foundations to develop programs to invest in targeted nurse workforce initiatives. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2013-2014 Model in Oregon, Phase II – Attribute Scoring. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of “Health Information Exchange (HIE) Services in Oregon” 2013-2014 Oregon Health Authority. Role: Principal Investigator for evaluation
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2012-2013 Model in Oregon, Phase I – Experiences of Early Implementation. Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, Oregon Health Authority Role: Principal Investigator
  • Evaluation of the “Training Residents in Prevention and Policy” Project 2010-2013 Oregon Health & Sciences University, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Role: Principal Investigator for evaluation

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  • Evaluation of the “Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future” Program 2005-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation Evaluation of a grant-making program to stimulate local foundations to develop programs to invest in targeted nurse workforce initiatives. Role: Co-Principal investigator
  • Evaluation of “Faculty for the Engaged Campus.’” 2007-2010 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Evaluation of a national project to develop faculty and institutional capacity to conduct community-engaged scholarship in health professions education schools. Role: Principal Investigator

Goldberg, Bruce - MD

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Professor Office ORPRN 3030 SW Moody Ave Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 975-8932
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Dr. Goldberg holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Goldberg’s work includes teaching and serving on dissertation committees.

Dr. Goldberg’s work at OHSU is also in the Center for Health System Effectiveness. He has devoted his career to improving the organization, delivery and financing of health services. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing health programs and state health policy. He has served two Oregon governors, as the director of the Oregon Department of Human Services from November 2005 through February 2011, and as leader of the formation of the Oregon Health Authority from 2009 through 2013.

He led Oregon’s nationally recognized health reforms that transformed the state’s Medicaid system to one based on a model of health and coordinated care. He helped lead efforts to implement the federal Affordable Care Act, and to establish Oregon’s Healthy Kids program, providing health coverage for all children. He also helped lead efforts to improve Oregon’s mental health system and transform delivery of public human services to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

He has been a member of OHSU for more than 15 years.

Education, Degrees

B.S., Trinity College, 1977
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1982
Residency in Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1985

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, Civil Rights Champion Award, Oregon League of Minority Voters
  • 2015, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oregon Public Health Institute
  • 2013, Campeon de Salud, Oregon Latino Health Coalition
  • 2011, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church
  • 2011, Outstanding Member Award, American Public Human Services Association
  • 2004, Exemplary Leadership Award, Oregon Primary Care Association
  • 2003, Mentorship Award, OHSU Department of Family Medicine
  • 2002, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oregon Public Health Association
  • 2000, Faculty Humanism Award, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 1998-99, Teaching Excellence Award, Basic Science Graduate Program, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 1995, Outstanding Faculty Teacher, OHSU Dept. Family Practice
  • 1994, U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow
  • 1993, OHSU School of Medicine Excellence in Physical Exam Instruction
  • 1991, U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Award
  • 1988, U.S. Public Health Service Achievement Medal
  • 1982, Mount Sinai Medical Attendings Award – for excellence in clinical medicine
  • 1981, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Goodman, Julia - MPH, PhD

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On Campus

Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Health Systems & Policy Office 670T Urban Center Phone: (503) 725-2225
Course Information

Julia Goodman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health who does research at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy. Her research explores how social, structural, and economic factors influence perinatal health and explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and pregnancy outcomes. She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, on a three-year evaluation of San Francisco’s new paid parental leave ordinance.

She also collaborates with colleagues at the School of Public Health to develop a mixed-methods evaluation of new paid parental leave policies at the city of Portland and Multnomah County.

Goodman was also a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow with the Women’s Foundation of California.

Education, Degrees

B.S., McGill University, 2004
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Awards and Honors

2015, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley

Research
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, “Evaluating San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance,” 2016-2018, Role: Subaward PI

Graven, Peter - PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy; Health Systems & Policy Office OHSU – MDY 200L Phone: (503) 494-7488
Course Information

As Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health, Graven teaches Health Economics,
advises students, and participates in other school committees and functions. Dr. Graven’s
primary position is as trained health economist working in advanced analytics and data science
at OHSU.

As Data Scientist, Dr. Graven builds and deploys predictive and forecasting models and conducts
advanced analytics to support quality improvement operations at the OHSU hospital and system. Additionally
his group performs opportunity discovery analyses on EMR data linked to claims, patient
satisfaction, or external benchmark data to aid in population health and value based care.

Dr. Graven received his doctoral training at the University of Minnesota-School of Public Health and
performed research with the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC). Prior to his
operational role OHSU, he was Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Health Systems
Effectiveness (CHSE) at OHSU. His research interests include topics of health insurance
coverage, behavioral health integration, healthcare workforce, cost effectiveness analysis,
program evaluation, and analyses of learning health systems. Recently, he was health
economist on awarded NIH grants leading economic evaluation for a randomized control trial of
inpatient medical procedure and for employee wellness program for bus drivers.

While health care can seem intricate and complex, he finds economic tools highly effective at
understanding underlying factors to assist in building programs and policies to deal with the
many problems we face.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2000
M.S., University of Minnesota, 2012
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2014

Research
  • IHS-1310-08388 (Bill Wright) 8/1/2014-7/31/2017 PCORI Caring for the Whole Person: A Patient-Centered Assessment of Integrated Care Models in Vulnerable Populations Role: Co-Investigator
  • (Bill Hersh) 06/29/2015 – 06/28/2017 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 3. OHSU Update and Expansion of the ONC Health IT Curriculum Role: Health Economist

Kim, Hyunjee - PhD

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery
Research Assistant Professor
Course Information

Dr. Kim has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Kim’s work includes guest lecturing and teaching courses, mentoring and supervising SPH students, graduate research assistant or student work opportunities, offer consultations on specific topics of expertise, collaborate on research with SPH primary faculty and/or students, serve on a dissertation committee, and maintain involvement in selected SPH committees.

Professor Kim is a Research Assistant Professor and has a primary appointment in the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness in the OHSU Department of Medicine.

Education, Degrees

 

B.S., Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea, 2004
M.S., University of Michigan, 2011
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2013

King, Valerie - MPH, MD

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Professor Office South Waterfront – Moody Building, Suite 250 Phone: (503) 494-8694
Course Information

Dr. Valerie King has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and participating on dissertation committees.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. King is the Director of Research for the Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) and Professor of Family Medicine at OHSU’s School of Medicine. Currently, she oversees research methods across several clinical evidence, and policy implementation research projects at the Center. The Center conducts systematic evidence and policy reviews, and provides health system design services, and primary research to approximately half of the U.S. states’ Medicaid programs. The Center has served as a training site for PSU and OHSU learners, including doctoral level graduate research assistants and Hatfield Fellows, with Dr. King actively involved in their mentorship and career development. Dr. King maintains a teaching clinical practice devoted to women’s health, maternal and newborn care. She is involved locally, nationally and internationally with teaching and research on women’s health, maternity care, and epidemiological review and guideline methodology. King is also actively involved with the Cochrane Collaboration and is a co-convener of its Rapid Review Method Group.

A cum laude graduate of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), she also completed residency training in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at UNC. Dr. King was the residency director for the Joint Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Residency program at OHSU from 2007 until its closure in 2018, and the principal investigator for a residency training grant that instituted advanced improvement science and health policy training into the residency curriculum.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Lewis & Clark College, 1982
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991-1994
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
Resident, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999-2000

Awards and Honors
  • 2013, Chair’s Award, Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Mentoring, OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • 2002-07, Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar
  • 1998-99, Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy
  • 1995-97, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Koreishi, Safina - MD, MPH

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery
Assistant Professor
Course Information

Dr. Koreishi has an affiliate appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Koreishi’s work includes mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP and teaching classes.

Dr. Koreishi also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in OHSU Family Medicine. She holds experiences in health care transformation, health systems development, and has spent her career in underserved medicine and medical leadership.

Education, Degrees

M.P.H., Portland State University, 2009
M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2005
B.A., Washington University at St. Louis, 2001

Lin, Sunny - PhD, MS

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy Office PSU – URBN 450J Phone: 503-725-8137
Course Information

Sunny Lin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health whose research centers around the role of health information technology (IT) in facilitating care coordination.

Her research explores the impact of IT in the context of payment reform, patient-centered innovations, and referral networks on patient experience, quality, and cost of care.

B.S., Northwestern University, 2009
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2019

Research

R36 Grant – “The Impact of Accountable Care Organizations on Inter-Organizational Care Coordination” 2018-2019 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Role: Principal Investigator.

Lindauer, Allison - PhD

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Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy
Course Information

Professor Lindauer has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindauer’s work includes collaborating other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serve as preceptor, and participates in the School at large.

Dr. Lindauer’s areas of research and scholarly interest include dementia, dementia care for underserved (rural), dementia caregivers, African American caregivers for persons with dementia. Professor Lindauer holds a primary appointment in the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine.

Education, Degrees

B.S., University of San Francisco, 1989
M.S., University of California, San Francisco, 1995
Post-Master’s Certificate, University of California, San Diego, 1996
Post-Master’s Certificate, Oregon Health & Science University, 2007
Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, 2014

Lindner, Stephan - PhD

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Research Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy
Course Information

Dr. Lindner has a secondary appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in the Health Systems Management and Policy programs, primarily Health Systems & Policy. In this role, Professor Lindner’s work includes collaborating with other faculty members in Health Systems & Policy, mentoring or advising PhD students in HSP, serving as preceptor, and participating in the School at large.

Dr. Lindner is also in the OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness and holds a primary appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine as a Research Assistant Professor. Professor Lindner’s research and scholarly interest include health economics, health insurance, state health policy, practice performance, people with disabilities, and Medicaid.

Education, Degrees

Diploma, Universität zu Köln, Germany, 2004
M.A., University of Michigan, 2006
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011

Livingston, Catherine - MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM

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Associate Professor Office OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond 3930 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202 Portland OR 97202 Phone: (503) 418-3900
Course Information

Dr. Cat Livingston has a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching courses and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Cat Livingston is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Family Medicine and she divides her time between clinical, teaching, and policy work. Clinically, she works at a Federally Qualified Health Center serving primarily low-income patients, and attends on a hospital inpatient service as well as teaching medical students and residents. Livingston is double boarded (certified) in Family Medicine as well as Public Health & Preventive Medicine. Her expertise lies in evidence-based policy, Medicaid, opioids, and clinical and community prevention.

Dr. Livingston also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Health Evidence Review Commission, the body responsible for determining coverage for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). She translates evidence into policy recommendations that impact the Prioritized List of Health Services. She has also created Multisector Intervention Statements which support evidence-based interventions that require cross-sector involvement, from public health to health care.

Education, Degrees

M.D. Harvard Medical School, 2005
M.P.H. Portland State University 2009
B.A., Oberlin College, 2000

Madamala, Kusuma - MPH, PhD

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Course Information

Dr. Kasuma Madamala has an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes mentoring students.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Madamala has 20 years of experience in public health practice and research with governmental agencies, public health institutes, academia, community-based organizations and non-profit settings. Her work has been primarily focused on the performance of state and local health departments with their system partners to achieve population health improvement. Areas include health department focused quality/performance improvement, cross-jurisdictional public health service sharing and clinical/population health collaborations.

Dr. Madamala was a senior scientist at the American Medical Association and has worked at the Minnesota Department of Health. She was a member of the evaluation team for CDC’s National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII). Dr. Madamala currently serves on the Research Advisory Committee for the Public Health Accreditation Board, National Advisory Committee for the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Science Board of the American Public Health Association and a former Advisory Committee member for AcademyHealth’s Public Health Systems Research Interest Group and National Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. She is a past chair of the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association.

Education, Degrees

B.A., St. Olaf College, 1995
M.P.H., University of Minnesota, 1998
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Awards and Honors
  • 2016, American Public Health Association WC Woodward Award
  • 2010, American Public Health Association Health Administration Chair’s Award
  • 2011, University of Illinois Alumni Association Constituent Leadership Award
  • 2004, Alan W. Donaldson Memorial Award
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