José Guillén, MPH, PA-C

  • Assistant Professor of Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine
  • Co-Director of Clinical Education, Division of Physician Assistant Education, School of Medicine


José Guillén joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in July 2020. His responsibilities include recruitment and development of clinical rotation sites. He also serves on the admissions committee and as an adviser to students during their clinical year. 

José was initially brought to Portland in 1999, when he left Texas to attend Reed College. There, he studied psychology and research design. After spending time working abroad, he returned stateside and graduated from the Emory University Physician Assistant Program with a dual degree in Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and a Master of Public Health. After graduation, he worked as a locum tenens throughout rural California, practicing family medicine in a variety of low resource environments.

He has previously worked as a school teacher, a dance instructor, and a research coordinator. In his free time, he travels internationally, plays many (many) board games, and searches for The Perfect Donut. He can often be found taking his toddler on bicycle rides across Portland, or playing Dungeons & Dragons.


  • B.A., 2003, Reed College
  • M.M.S., 2015, Emory University
  • M.P.H., 2015, Emory University

Areas of interest

  • Intersection of Public Health and Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Sexual Health in Sexual Minority Populations



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