Angie Docherty, Nurs.D., M.P.H., R.N.

Angie Docherty

Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Monmouth Campus
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Ore. 97361


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My nursing education and experience stems from the UK, where I gained a Masters in Public Health and a Doctor of Nursing qualification. Having worked and lived in a socialized health care system, I have a  strong personal interest in health disparities, particularly in the area of prenatal care. My research in the UK focused on this area and I have continued this area of study in the US. What I have learned is that disparities in health are universal, but so too, is nursing! Nurses, across the world, have the ability to research and address disparities across a variety of health care systems. We have skills to embrace diversity and challenge social injustice. These are the messages that underpin my approach to research and teaching.


Doctor of Nursing (Stirling)
Nurse Teacher (West of Scotland)
Master in Public Health (Glasgow)
Specialist Public Health Nurse (Paisley)
Registered Nurse (Paisley)


NRS210: Health Promotion
NRS321: Chronic Illness & End of Life
NRS410: Population Based Care
NRS412: Leadership
NRS405/407: Honors Research Series (Pilot)


Health Disparities: Prenatal Care Utilization
Nurse Education: Failing to Fail (OCNE study)

Practice Activities

Polk County Tobacco Advisory Group
Polk County Health Advisory Board
OCNE Research & Evaluation Committee
OHSU Visiting Scholar / International Partnerships Committee


Docherty A, Bugge C, Watterson A (2011) * Engagement: an indicator of difference in the perceptions of antenatal care for pregnant women from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Health Expectations. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00684.x