Dawn Peters, PhD




PhD (1988) University of Florida, Gainesville FL, Statistics

MS (1984) University of Florida, Gainesville FL, Statistics

BS(1979) University of Florida, Gainesville FL, Psychology


Experience and Interests

Before joining OHSU, Dr. Peters was Associate Professor of Statistics at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, where she conducted methodological research and taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses. She took a leave of absence from Oregon State University in 2001, via a NIH K-25 Career Development Award, in order to pursue a career shift toward medical research. Working at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) for two years, she collaborated with investigators on a variety of projects and conducted research in randomization for clinical trials. She joined the Division of Biostatistics, OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, in 2003 and serves as one of the biostatisticians for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Center. Her areas of interest include clinical trial methodology and randomization techniques.


Recent Publications

Womack L, Peters D, Barrett, EJ, Kaul S, Price W, Lindner JR. Abnormal Skeletal Muscle Capillary Recruitment During Exercise in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Microvascular Complications, JACC, 2009, in press.

Emens JS, Yuhas K, Rough J, Kochar N,Peters D, Lewy AJ.  Phase Angle of Entrainment in Morning- and Evening-Types under Naturalistic Condition, Chronobiology International, 2009, in press.

McEvoy C, Spitale P, Peters D,O’malley J, Durand M. Decreased Respiratory Compliance in Infants ≤ 32 Weeks of Gestation, Delivered Greater than 7 Days After Antenatal Steroid Therapy, Pediatics, in press.

Jensen JT, Burkes AE, Barnhart KT, Tillotson C, Messerle-Forbes, M, Peters D. Effects of switching from oral to transdermal or transvaginal contraception on markers of thrombosis. Contraception, 2008, 78(6):451-8.