Senior Research Associate
Susan works as a Senior Research Associate in the PCRO. She began working as a Registered Nurse in the Neuro ICU after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1996, she joined the Department of Neuroscience at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in clinical research for acute stroke. In 1999, she began work with the National Institutes of Health in starting a novel Acute Stroke Research Program. Prior to arriving at OHSU, Susan spent several years working at Vanderbilt University coordinating clinical research in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery.
Susan is thrilled to be a part of the PCRO and to provide hope through research for pediatric patients and families alike.
I started my nursing career at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. in 1980. I worked there for 19 years doing staff nursing, ambulatory nursing, research nursing and working as a discharge planner.
In 1999, I went to Virginia Mason Hospital for a year as interim Director of a Clinical Trials office that did research in Oncology, HIV, G-I, Dermatology and other misc trials.
In 2000, I started at The University of Washington to do research in Osteoporosis and Cancer Vacccine Trials. At that time, I also attended the University of Washington where I got a B.A in Psychology, graduating in 2002. (GO Huskies!)
I went to Seattle Children's Hospital in 2003 and worked in the Rheumatology Department, helping with research for children with JRA, Lupus, scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases.
My husband and I moved to Keizer, Oregon in 2005 and I worked at Salem Hospital in Radiation Oncology for two years. I left there and started with Kaiser Permanente in the Maternal Fetal Research Department in 2007. From there I came to OHSU's Maternal Fetal Research department. I transferred to the PCRO in January 2011.
In my off time, I love to bake, travel, golf, watch movies and make stained glass.
Alysia joined the Pediatric Clinical Research Office in 2010. She is a Senior Research Assistant and works mainly on the regulatory side of the trials. She received her BA from the University of Oregon in Spanish and Psychology and is currently in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Master's program at OHSU. Her clinical experience started when she was a freshman in college, working on research studies at the university. This led to her first position at OHSU in the Cancer Institute. In the last 6 six years, her clinical trial experience has ranged from gastrointestinal cancer to prostate and breast cancer prevention to community health fairs.
In her spare time, Alysia enjoys spending time with her husband and baby boy, traveling (and practicing her Spanish!!), running her party planning business and enjoying the local food scene in Portland.
Jen is a Regulatory Specialist and joined the PCRO in March 2010. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology in 2002 and moved to Seattle shortly thereafter.
Prior to OHSU, she worked at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle for 6 years on a variety of research projects. These projects included training youth service providers on understanding suicide and self-harming behavior among young people, evaluating a domestic violence program within the Seattle Police Department and reducing alcohol-related injuries at Level 1 Trauma Centers throughout the United States.
Jen is also working with OHSU on the Care Transitions study which links emergency room patients with primary care physicians in the community.