Vice Chair of Pediatric Research
Dr. Steiner is Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Medical Genetics and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He also serves as Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) Deputy Director for Pediatrics. Dr. Steiner earned a B.S with Honors and Graduated with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin. He then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati was followed by fellowship in Medical Genetics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Steiner came to OHSU in 1995 from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Steiner is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics. He sees patients with known or suspected metabolic diseases at CDRC/Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Dr. Steiner's research is centered on development and testing of new therapies for inherited metabolic diseases. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, jogging, hiking, biking, and spending time with his family.
- Degree: University of Wisconsin Medical School, M.D. - 1987
- Residency: Pediatrics - Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati
- Fellowship: Medical Genetics - University of Washington, Seattle
- Certificate in Human Investigation, Oregon Health & Science University - 2003
Senior Research Associate
Biography: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.
Physician Assistant / Instructor
Jill Christie earned her master’s degree as a certified Physician Assistant from Oregon Health & Science University. Her concentration is inherited metabolic diseases, including Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and Gaucher disease. She finds it meaningful to be involved in clinical research, which provide new treatments for affected individuals and hope to their families. When not working, Jill enjoys hiking in the Columbia Gorge, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their Great Dane.
Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), OHSU, 2010
National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants, 2010
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2009
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2011
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
Biography:Hilary graduated in the spring of 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Gender Studies from Lewis & Clark College. In College she was actively involved in three research labs including two summer intensive experiences in the Department of Behavioral Neurosciences at OHSU. During these summers she helped conduct drug discrimination research that focused on the relationship between ovarian hormones and alcohol sensitivity and also explored the behavioral outcomes of children exposed prenatally to methamphetamine. In these lab experiences Hilary had the privilege of fulfilling her other passion, working as a mentor and resource for young women.
Hilary became a Research Coordinator in the Pediatric Clinical Research Office (PCRO) in the Fall of 2010. As a coordinator, Hilary works on Industry Sponsored studies and Investigator Initiated studies, many of which focus on Autism. She works with patients, nurses, principal investigators, monitors and other research staff to make sure studies run smoothly. Currently Hilary is pursuing a Master of Science in Counselor Education at Portland State University.
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.
Biography: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.