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Jae Downing¹

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Office 1805 SW 4th Ave 523V Portland OR 97201


Dr. Jae Downing is an assistant professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr Downing’s research uses real-world evidence (RWE), including health insurance claims and electronic health records, to advance equity. They aim to understand the impacts of gender and sexual-orientation based discrimination on access to healthcare. Dr. Downing earned a PhD from UC Berkeley in Health Policy with a concentration in Population Health. Current projects funded by National Institute for Drug Abuse and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute use community-based participatory approaches to center voices of gender diverse individuals in their research.

Education, Degrees

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



¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty