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Diana Govier²

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Community Based Assistant Professor Health Systems & Policy


Dr. Diana Govier (she/her) has a Community Based Assistant Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the Health Systems & 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. Govier is a Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) at Providence Health & Services, where her work focuses on engaging with health systems, state Medicaid programs, the housing and education sectors, and community groups to understand and shape systems, policies, and community conditions and factors to foster health and well being. Diana also has a research appointment (WOC) with the Center for Improvement in Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) at the VA Portland Healthcare System, where she is leading research evaluating the effects of provisions in the VA MISSION Act on access to and quality of care for Veterans with complex care needs.

Broadly, Dr. Govier’s research interests include understanding the impacts of health policy and systems design and finance on individual, organizational, and community experiences and outcomes. She is also keenly interested in mental/behavioral health, maternal/child health, and medical/social complexity.

Education, Degrees

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2020
M.P.H., Oregon State University, 2015

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

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