Rebecca Rdesinski, MPH, MSW

Rebecca Rdesinski, MPH, MSW, joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2002 as a Research Associate.  She is the lead RA and also works on several projects including the Nurse Family Partnership Family Planning grant, the evaluation of the Behavioral and Social Science Core Curriculum at OHSU, and Life course impact of neighborhood disparities: bridging tobacco, alcohol, and obesity research.  Rebecca's areas of interest are nutrition, built environment, and disparities research.

Recent Publications

Biagioli, F.E., Rdesinski, R.E., Elliot, D.L, Chappelle, K.G., Kwong, K., & Toffler, W.L. (accepted-2013). Surgery clerkship evaluations drive improved professionalism. Journal of Surgical Education, 70(1).

Carney, P.A., Hamada, J.L., Rdesinski, R.E., Sprager, L., Nichols, K.R., Liu, B.Y., Peyayo J., Sanchez, M.A., & Shannon, J. (2012). Impact of a community-based gardening study on vegetable intake, food security and family relationships:  A community-based participatory research study.  Journal of Community Health, 37, 874-881.

Peterson, C.D., Rdesinski, R.E., Biagioli, F.E., Chappelle, K.G., & Elliot, D.L. (2011). Medical Student Perceptions of a Behavioral and Social Science Curriculum.  Mental Health in Family Medicine, 8(4), 215-226.

Saultz, J.W., Brown, D., Stenberg, S., Rdesinski, R.E., Tillotson, C.J., Eigner, D., Devoe, J. (2010). Access assured: a pilot program to finance primary care for uninsured patients using a monthly enrollment fee. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23(3), 393-401.

Rdesinski, R.E., Allen, J., Heerwagen, J., Anderson, K., Frichtl, A., Craig, A., Schnackernberg, M., Hamilton, D., Wilde, D., and Loveland, R. (2009). Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Oregon Health & Science University - Center for Health and Healing.

Rdesinski, R.E., Melnick, A. L., Creach, E. D., Cozzens, J., & Carney, P. A. (2008).  The Costs of Recruitment and Retention of Women from Community-Based Programs into a Randomized Controlled Contraceptive Study.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19, 639-651.

Melnick, A.L., Rdesinski, R.E. Creach, E. D., Choi, D. & Harvey, S.M. (2008).  The influence of nurse home visits, including provision of 3 months of contraceptives and contraceptive counseling, on perceived barriers to contraceptive use and contraceptive self-efficacy. Women's Health Issues, 18(6) 471-481.