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Bruce Goldberg²

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Professor Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy
Office ORPRN 3030 SW Moody Ave Portland OR 97201 Phone: (503) 975-8932


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

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

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