Pamela T. Avila, M.S.N., F.N.P.,C.P.N.P.

pam avila

Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, SN-5S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 418-3378

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As a pediatric and family nurse practitioner, I am committed to providing primary health care to underserved rural, minority, and inner city populations . I've worked for many years in school based health centers, rural clinics, a migrant health center, public health clinics and a child abuse evaluation center. As a fluent Spanish speaker, I've had the opportunity to volunteer for clinics in indigenous communities in Mexico. Global health is a particular interest of mine, especially issues of child abuse and neglect. I am passionate about educating advanced practice nurses and other medical professionals, and have taught physical assessment, health promotion, primary care management, and lifespan development while at OHSU SON.


BA, psychology/religion,Reed College 1979

MSN, community health,1988


OHSU Family Nurse Practitioner Program 1996-1999, 2011-present

Presenter at various medical conferences on child abuse, including Spanish presentation to Mexican midwifery students.

Child abuse training provided to local public school educators.

Practice Activities

Child abuse examiner at CARES NW since 1997