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Catherine Livingston

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Community Based Associate Professor Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy
Office OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond 3930 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202 Portland OR 97202 Phone: (503) 418-3900


Dr. Cat Livingston has a community-based faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Associate Professor in the graduate Health Management & Policy and the Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role, her work includes teaching courses and collaborating on research with primary faculty.

In addition to her work in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Cat Livingston is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Family Medicine and she divides her time between clinical, teaching, and policy work. Clinically, she works at a Federally Qualified Health Center serving primarily low-income patients, and attends on a hospital inpatient service as well as teaching medical students and residents. Livingston is double boarded (certified) in Family Medicine as well as Public Health & Preventive Medicine. Her expertise lies in evidence-based policy, Medicaid, opioids, and clinical and community prevention.

Dr. Livingston also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Health Evidence Review Commission, the body responsible for determining coverage for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). She translates evidence into policy recommendations that impact the Prioritized List of Health Services. She has also created Multisector Intervention Statements which support evidence-based interventions that require cross-sector involvement, from public health to health care.

Education, Degrees

M.D. Harvard Medical School, 2005
M.P.H. Portland State University 2009
B.A., Oberlin College, 2000

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

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