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More than 150 faculty members work within the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. They have a wide range of expertise, from monitoring and assessing health risks and opportunities in populations, to helping build health-supporting social environments through policy, advocacy, and programs. They are educators, advisors, researchers, practitioners and community leaders. They come from backgrounds in quantitative, behavioral, environmental and social sciences, policy and government, exercise and health sciences and anthropology, among many other areas. They all work in collaboration with each other and with community partners, and are especially focused on the training and education of future leaders and practitioners in the public health fields.

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Adrienne Zell²

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Adjunct Instructor Epidemiology
Office OHSU – SON 435 Phone: (503) 799-5457


Adrienne Zell is a co-director of the OHSU Evaluation Core, which collaborates with academic researchers and community organizations to evaluate the impact of their work. She is also the director of the Office of Research Impact of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, which is the evaluation team for the institute.

She has been an evaluator for more than 20 years, working across Oregon to bridge academic and community relationships and improve the rigor and effectiveness of program evaluations.

Zell is lead evaluator for BUILD-EXITO, an undergraduate research training program at PSU that supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers working collaboratively with PSU colleagues, and lead evaluator for the Knight Cancer Center Community Partnership Program. Zell is active on an evaluation advisory board at the Oregon Community Foundation and is the chair-elect of the American Evaluation Association Topical Interest Group for Translational Research.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Education 2002 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
M.A., Special Education 1991 California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Education 1988 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA


  • UL1 TR000128  (Ellison) 07/11 – 06/17  1.4 calendar NIH/NCATS $4,932,667 Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) The Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) has been accelerating research at Oregon Health & Science University since 2006.  Its many highly functional programs assist investigators and trainees by providing diverse services.  The major goal of OCTRI is to foster research to find better treatments for disease and help find ways to keep people healthy. It is also focused on training the translational research workforce of the future.  Role: Co-Investigator
  • U54MD009487 (Crespo)  09/14-08/19   2.4 calendar , NIH $2,570,264  EXITO Enhancing Cross Disciplinary Infrastructure and Training at Oregon The major goal of this project is to increase career research pathways for underrepresented students in biomedical sciences by transforming general education instruction, engaging faculty and students in research learning communities, and leveraging existing training programs. EXITO will engage students from multiple racial/ethnic backgrounds, disability status, and lifetime experiences to take part in hands-on research, senior capstone, and paid research experiences. Role: Lead Evaluator
  • 5P30CA069533-17 (Druker) 07/15-06/17, 2.4 calendar NIH/NCI, $1,000,000 OHSU Knight Cancer Institute The major goals of this project are to support the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, its programs, shared resources, and administration.  Shared resources include: Histopathology and Cancer Genotyping, Flow Cytometry, Integrated Genomics, Proteomics, Bioanalytical/Pharmacokinetics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Clinical Research Management.  The instruments of the institute foster interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration of cancer research faculty at OHSU in basic, clinical, and population research. Role: Community Partnership Program Evaluation
  • 5K12 HL108974-05 (Newgard) 07/11 – 06/17, 1.2 calendar NIH/NHLBI, $49,4667 Oregon Multidisciplinary Training Program in Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Inter-K12 Site Program Evaluation Project The major goals are to describe common themes of Scholar, Mentors, and Program Leadership experiences with the K12 program, including successes and challenges, using qualitative research methodology.  Role: Lead Evaluator
  • SRCH (Zell/Davis) 7/1/16 – 8/31/17, 2.1 calendar Oregon Health Authority, $89,847 Sustainable Relationships for Community Health Role: Co-PI

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

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