K12 collaboration diagram between scholars, mentors, and PIsThe intensive mentorship portion of this research experience will reflect each scholar's interests and career goals as an EM researcher. As they begin the training program, scholars will meet with several potential mentors and, with the guidance of program leadership, will select two primary mentors:

  1. A research mentor whose content and methodological expertise match the interests of the scholar; and
  2. A career development mentor whose career trajectory has been similar to the intended trajectory of the scholar.

Scholars will draw from a mentorship team of over 45 seasoned researchers from 20 departments, divisions, institutes and schools within OHSU – allowing research foci from bench-to-bedside, to community, to policy-making, in a broad range of content areas.

School, College, Department or Division

Areas of Research Expertise

Department of Emergency Medicine

Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor §

Substance use, intimate partner violence, sex and gender, intervention development, and technology

Mohamud R. Daya, M.D., M.S., Professor

Treatment of and resuscitation strategies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndromes, trauma and stroke

K. John McConnell, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Center for Health Systems Effectiveness*

Population science, health systems and health economics, including Medicaid policy, behavioral health services, trauma and emergency services

Craig Newgard, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Director of Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Med*

Emergency medical services, trauma, system engineering, advanced statistics and value in emergency care systems

Benjamin Sun, M.D., Associate Professor*

Syncope, opioid prescribing, ED crowding and chest pain

Craig R Warden, M.D., M.P.H., Professor*

Pediatric emergency care, out-of-hospital emergencies, acute neurologic conditions, trauma, toxicology, geospatial analysis

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Alkayed, Nabil, M.D., Ph.D., Professor*

The role of eicosanoid signaling in cerebrovascular regulation and protection from cerebral ischemia;addressing the role of soluble epoxide hydrolase and sex hormones

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Owen McCarty, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair

The interplay between cell biology and fluid mechanics in blood, endothelial and epithelial biology and characterizing the cross-talk between coagulation, inflammation and cancer

Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D., Professor

Impulsivity, risk taking, learning, cognition, decision making, and drug abuse

College of Pharmacy

Dan Hartung, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical health services research involving large administrative data

Department of Family Medicine

Jennifer Devoe, M.D., D.Phil., M.Phil., M.C.R., Associate Professor and Director of OCHIN

Health services and health systems research, access to care, children's health, health insurance, primary and preventive care, health policy and health information technology

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Professor*

Qualitative and mixed-methods research, mental health and primary care integration, dissemination and implementation science, care integration and service delivery

Department of Internal Medicine

Philip Todd Korthuis, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor §

Integration of addiction treatment in healthcare, care quality and HIV screening

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Center for Developmental Health, Director of Nutrition & Wellness

Biological underpinnings of cell programming in intra-uterine growth regulation, the structure and epigenetically modified gene expression patterns, relation to chronic disease

Kerry Kuehl, M.D., Professor and Co-Director of the Human Performance Lab

Sports medicine, law enforcement and fire personnel safety and health improvement, nutrition

Jeffrey A Gold, M.D., Professor

Use of simulation to redesign electronic health records and integrate patient safety, informatics and systems science

Jonathan Purnell, M.D., Professor

Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes in humans and in a primate model of postmenopausal hormone replacement

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jonathan Lindner, M.D., Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging*

Intersection of biology and imaging, vascular biology, non-invasive imaging, microvascular physiology, acoustic physics

Cheryl Maslen, Ph.D., Professor

The genetic basis of congenital cardiovascular disease

Larisa Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Sudden cardiac arrest, risk stratification, prediction and prevention, and cardiac arrhythmias

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care

Allison Fryer, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean

Asthma, muscarinic receptors, autonomic control, inflammation, eosinophils, macrophages, ozone and parasympathetic nerves

David B Jacoby, M.D., Professor and Chief ‡

Viral infections of the lungs and relation to asthma attacks, neuroimmune interactions in asthma

David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Pulmonary Med

Mechanisms for T cells recognizing intracellular mycobacteria, cellular immunology, vaccine development

Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology

William Hersh, M.D., Professor and Chair

Use of electronic health records to advance clinical and translational research, workforce needed to implement health information technology in clinical settings

Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor and Vice Chair*

Direction of data coordinating centers for multi-center trials, population-based studies of congenital heart defects, career development and training programs

David A Dorr, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor

Quality informatics, systems of healthcare, care management, and population-based health information technology tools

Roger Chou, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Evidence-based medicine, screening and prevention, diagnostic testing, clinical guideline development, systematic review creation and methodology

Department of Neurology

Dennis Bourdette, M.D., Professor and Chair, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Center*

Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, stroke, ALS, vaccine development.

Jeffrey A Kaye, M.D., Professor and Director of Center on Aging and Alzheimers

Aging, Alzheimer's disease, MRI imaging, biomarkers, activity monitoring, clinical trials, computing and high dimensional data

Joseph Quinn, M.D., Professor and Director of Center of Spatial Systems Biomedicine

Treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, animal studies of experimental agents, large multi-center clinical trials of experimental drugs for dementia

Department of Neurosurgery

Justin Cetas, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Clinical and basic science related to the homeostatic and autonomic systems related to recovery from severe brain injury

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Vice-Provost* ‡

Interventions to improve outcomes and safety for women and children, evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness, perinatal epidemiology, and medical ethics

Department of Occupational Health

Steven Shea, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Sleep and circadian rhythms of cardio-metabolic control in humans, sleep loss and circadian disruption on health

Department of Pediatrics

Deborah Lewinsohn, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Role of the developing immune system on the susceptibility to tuberculosis, translational immunology and T cell immunity

Department of Psychiatry

Steven Dobscha, M.D., Professor and Director of VA Health Services Research and Development Center ‡

Suicide prevention, chronic pain, comorbid psychiatric disorders, interventions for depression and suicide

Linda Ganzini, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry

Cancer, suicide, ethics, and end-of-life care

Aaron Janowsky, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center

Interactions of new pharmacotherapies with neurotransmitter receptors and transporters, effects of receptor polymorphisms

Benjamin Morasco, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Chronic pain, prescription opioid abuse, outcomes research and mental health

Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Adolescent brain and cognitive development in healthy and at-risk populations, longitudinal investigations of youth

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., Professor

Etiology and mechanism of childhood inattention/executive functioning, impulsivity/hyperactivity and ADHD

School of Nursing

Seiko Izumi, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor §

Palliative care, transitional care and implementation science

Christopher S Lee, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor ‡

Pathophysiology of physical and affective symptoms, patient-reported and clinical outcomes in heart failure

Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., Professor

Cancer treatment side effects and symptoms that impact well-being, physical functioning, quality and quantity of life

School of Public Health

David Yanez, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Biostatistical research in measurement error models, robust inference, distribution-free statistical inference, longitudinal data analysis, joint modeling of mean and dispersion parameters

Traci Rieckmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Qualitative methods, dissemination and implementation science, substance abuse, healthcare systems and quality

Dept. of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery

Martin Schreiber, M.D., Professor and Chief*

Animal and human research on resuscitation, hemorrhage control, fluid use, blood products and coagulation

Susan Rowell, M.D., Associate Professor †§

Traumatic brain injury and coagulation, plus treatment options

* Mentored one or more of the six K12 scholars in the current program.
† Previous K12 ECR scholar.
‡ Internal Advisory Committee member.
§ Mentor in training (on pathway to independence, including planned or recent K-to-R transition).