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.
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.
The OHSU Evaluation Core is sponsored by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Knight Cancer Institute, and our clients and partners.
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, OCTRI
Elizabeth Wenzel, M.P.H.
Senior Research Assistant, OCTRI
Matt Honoré, M.P.A.
Senior Research Assistant, BUILD EXITO
Research Assistant II, BUILD EXITO
Amy Wilson, M.P.H.
Evaluation Core Student Worker, OCTRI
Evaluation Core Student Worker, BUILD EXITO
Connect with the Evaluation Core
Request your free 1-hour evaluation consultation.