Robert Lowe

Office: BICC 411
Phone: 503.494.7134
Fax: 503.346.6815


Robert A. Lowe, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the Department of Emergency Medicine; he is also the founder of the OHSU Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM). He is residency trained and board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Before coming to OHSU, he served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 1993 through 2001. Dr. Lowe has performed extensive health services and epidemiologic research, with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the National Institutes of Health (NINDS, NHLBI, and NIDA), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and other sources. His major research focus is access to care for vulnerable populations. Within this broad topic, he has studied the role of emergency departments in access to care and – most recently – founded a community-based participatory research partnership with Central City Concern and Portland State University collaborators, looking at the relationship between housing, employment, recovery from addiction, and health. As a member of the leadership team of an NHLBI-funded institutional research career development grant in emergency care research (K12), Dr. Lowe has extensive experience mentoring trainees.