Who we are
The OHSU Evaluation Core assists OHSU researchers and community organizations with planning and implementing effective program evaluation. We use rigorous and reproducible methods to measure health impacts and improve the well-being of patients, families, and communities.
What we do
Designing and implementing evaluation plans, logic models, and SMART goals
Selecting and designing measurement instruments, including surveys and focus group/interview protocols
Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
Building evaluation capacity through trainings and technical assistance
Developing communication and dissemination strategies, supporting the translation of research into practice
As evaluators, we work in partnership with researchers, organization staff, and intervention participants to measure and communicate program efficacy. We also collaborate with and provide referrals to OHSU programs including the Community Research Hub, the Biostatistics and Design Program, Clinical Research Informatics, the OHSU Library, and BUILD EXITO.
Qualitative study design, data collection and analysis
Our team has expertise in qualitative methods and can help you with your needs in this area. These services range from method selections for your grant proposal to a continuum of project-level supports. If part of your qualitative work involves connecting with community members across Oregon, we can connect you to our community research liaisons.
This video provides a brief overview of sampling constructs in qualitative research.
An inclusive approach to evaluation
At each step of the evaluation process, we strive to honor diversity across programs and participants. We invite you to learn more about our inclusive approach to evaluation.
Here is an example of how we worked with a community partner to develop an inclusive data collection and analysis strategy across sexual orientations and gender identities.
The OHSU Evaluation Core is sponsored by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Knight Cancer Institute, and our clients and partners.
Connect with the Evaluation Core
Request your free 1-hour evaluation consultation.
Meet our team
Adrienne Zell, Ph.D.
Director, OHSU Evaluation Core
Assistant Director, OCTRI
Assistant Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Kris Gowen, Ph.D., Ed.M.
Senior Research Associate,
Research Assistant II,
Elizabeth Wenzel, M.P.H.
BUILD EXITO team
Matt Honoré, M.P.A.
Senior Research Assistant,
Research Assistant II,
Amy Wilson, M.P.H.
Evaluation Core Student Worker,