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Jennifer Vines²

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Affiliate Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy (HMP) and Health Systems & Policy (HSP)


Dr. Jennifer Vines holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the graduate level Health Management & Policy and Health Systems & Policy programs. In this role her work includes mentoring students and guest lecturing.

In addition to this commitment to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Dr. Vines is currently the Health Officer for Multnomah County Health Department where she provides physician leadership on a range of public health issues. Her experience at Multnomah County includes serving and serves as the medical lead for the communicable disease programs, including outbreak response, tuberculosis treatment and prevention, and as medical director for the county’s sexually transmitted disease clinic. She also plays an active role in the county’s response to opiate and other substance use disorders and has helped to advocate promoting tobacco and nicotine prevention policies at the local and state levels.

Her work history includes several years working as a part-time health officer in Columbia County (Oregon) and Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties (Washington). Prior to working full time in local public health, Dr. Vines practiced primary care in a variety of safety net settings in the Portland metro area. Her particular interests include the intersections of public health and clinical care; public health ethics; and using her physician voice to encourage policymakers to consider their broad role in promoting good health through housing, living wage jobs, neighborhood design, and supporting young families.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1998
M.D., Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine, 2002
M.P.H., Portland State University, 2006

Awards and Honors
  • 2016: Multnomah County Chair’s Excellence Award as part of the Air Quality Responder team
  • 2011: National Public Health Leadership Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2009: Region IV Public Health Hero Award for work performed in response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic (SW Washington)


2016 PI, A Comparative Evaluation of the Single-Dose Efficacy of Oral Delafloxacin versus the Single-Dose Efficacy of an Intramuscular Injection of Cetriaxone in Subjects with Uncomplicated Urogenital Gonorrhea, Multnomah County Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic.

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

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