Aisha Kudura, MPH, CHES

Senior Research Assistant

Statistical Analyst


Research Interests:

Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Health services research


Current Research:

Health services research focusing on substance abuse treatment and effectiveness.
Masters Thesis: The Impact of Meal Frequency on Glucose and Insulin Patterns: A Pilot Study



New Mexico State University, Master of Public Health, 2009-2011
Carleton College, BA Psychology, 2002-2006


Previous Positions:

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Fellow
The ICRC program sponsors students to participate in a paid research internship at NIH through the NCI. This program provides participants with the opportunity to experience the NCI first-hand and personally interact with the world’s leading cancer researchers.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division
Summer Research Intern
Under the direction of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, conducted secondary analysis of research regarding eating patterns and chronic disease risk.

New Mexico State University, Department of Health Science
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant
Assisted Dr. Rebecca Palacios with research regarding attitudes toward eating and physical activity among college students.  Acted as instructor for undergraduate courses in Personal Health and Wellness.

OHSU, Department of Neurology
Research Assistant II
Under the direction of Dr. Barry Oken, assisted with various research projects related to cognitive neuroscience, complementary and alternative medicine, and Alzheimer’s disease.