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Brian Park

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Assistant Professor


Dr. Brian Park holds a secondary faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, his work includes teaching classes, mentoring students, and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the OHSU’s School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine. He co-founded and directs the Health Equity And Leadership program, a clinic-based community organizing initiative building coalitions of patients, community organizations, and healthcare providers to advance social policies. Dr. Park also serves as the co-founder and director of the Relational Leadership Institute (RLI), an interprofessional, cross-generational leadership learning collaborative developing relational change-agents for advancing systems and social change in health organizations and communities. RLI draws upon best practices in community organizing, anthropology, sociology, and social psychology to complement traditional, technical leadership skills with the relational practices that evidence has demonstrated characterizes the highest-performing teams. Participants report being able to more effectively manage teams within their organizations, and successfully advocate for upstream change. Based on successful evaluation results, the program has expanded to the University of North Carolina and University of Utah.

Education, Degrees

B.A., University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, 2006
M.D./M.P.H., University of Minnesota Medical School, 2014

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

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