Jessica Currier, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Dr. Currier holds a postdoctoral position with the Oregon Health & Science University’s Community Outreach, Research and Engagement program at the Knight Cancer Institute. Her research interests include exploring facilitators and barriers pertaining to equity of access to health care service delivery by medically vulnerable populations; spanning international and domestic contexts. Through her research, Dr. Currier has examined migrant health, migrant health policy, barriers to accessing mental health for stigmatized populations, and cultural competency policies implemented by single payer and tax-based health systems providing care to heterogeneous populations.

More specifically, Dr. Currier’s research encompasses comparative policy analysis, community engagement and research translation, and, most recently through her postdoctoral appointment, cancer prevention and control research focused on dissemination and implementation science.

Dr. Currier has been invited to present at numerous international and national health conferences on topics that include delivering culturally competent care to heterogeneous populations as well as comparative policy analysis.

Dr. Currier is a Sylff fellow with the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. She has a PhD in Health Systems and Policy from Oregon Health & Sciences University-Portland State University’s School of Public Health in Portland, OR, an MPH in International Health from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR and a BA from Lewis and Clark College, also located in Portland.



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