Meet the Provost
Elena Andresen, PhDInterim Senior Vice President and Provost
Dr. Andresen was appointed as Interim Provost October 1, 2016. She previously served as Interim Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health between May 2014 and September 2016, and continues as professor of Epidemiology in the new School.
Dr. Andresen joined OHSU in 2011 after serving as professor and the founding chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Elena is an experienced epidemiologist (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991) who received additional training in health services research. Her collaboratively funded research history includes the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her recent work has been directed at aging and the public health outcomes of disability across the lifespan, and health services outcomes research methods and measures. Dr. Andresen is the PI of the Oregon Office on Disability and Health at OHSU.