Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Kathleen Conte

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Community Based Faculty Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP)


Dr. Kathleen Conte has a Community Based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems Management & Policy programs. In this SPH role her work includes mentoring students, teaching classes, and collaborating on research with primary faculty members.

In addition to her work as a faculty member in SPH, Dr. Conte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at DePaul University. Kathleen’s expertise is applying systems thinking approaches to policy implementation.

She spent several years in Australia involved in a variety of research activities related to indigenous primary health care, health policy, rural health, and disease prevention. Dr. Conte’s current projects focus on developing mechanisms to capture and elevate practice-based knowledge about how and why programs work on the ground, and support policy makers to enhance policy and program implementation for systems change.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2015
M.A., University of Louisville, 2009

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