Current Appointment: Adjunct Faculty, Division of Management
MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
PhD, Public Health, University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Public Health
Dr. Prows PhD, MPH is Vice President of Applied Science for Insignia Health (www.insigniahealth.com), based in Portland Oregon. To OHSU's Division of Management, she brings a unique blend of experience from academia, public policy and commercial endeavors. Susan also teaches public health to undergraduate students at Western Oregon University. Before joining the leadership team at Insignia, Susan served as the Program Manager for Oregon Health & Science University's Program for Medical Innovation. In 2007 and 2008 she served as a faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative — providing research and technical assistance to the 14 grantee communities throughout the US.
Susan served as the Senior Director of Research & Policy at FACCT – Foundation for Accountability. In this position she directed the consumer research division and led the RWJF funded CompareYourCare™ initiative.
In the policy arena, Susan served as the Director of Health Policy Research under the appointment of Governor John Kitzhaber. In this role, Susan's efforts were integral to the monitoring and evaluation strategies for the Oregon Health Plan and led efforts to measure health care access and quality via the Oregon Population Survey.
In 1998, Susan received the Top Prof award from Oregon State University and was honored with a President's Award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her original research in maternal smoking cessation and incentivized social supports.
Susan earned an MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Public Health. She serves as a volunteer CASA (court appointed special advocate) for Multnomah County.