Leah Gordon, MPH

  • Research Associate, Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Project Director, ESCALATES Study, National Evaluation of the EvidenceNOW Initiative
  • Project Director, External Evaluation of Well Being Trust's California grant portfolio


Leah Gordon, MPH, is a Research Associate working with Debbie Cohen, PhD. Gordon is currently serving as Project Director for multiple evaluations, including: ESCALATES, the mixed-methods national evaluation of a $120 million federal initiative dedicated to using the latest evidence to improve heart health in the U.S.(https://escalates.org/); the external evaluation of WellBeing Trust Foundation’s $18 million California Portfolio; and the evaluation of Medically Assisted Treatment program for opioid abuse at OHSU primary care clinics. Gordon is Spanish-speaking and her research interests include health disparities, population health, and mixed methods evaluation. Gordon has a Master's in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Prior to joining family medicine, she was a Program Manager for the Center for Gender Equity and Health at the University of California-San Diego managing an international and domestic research portfolio focused on gender-based violence and HIV.


  • B.A., 2008, Tufts University, Double Major in International Relations and Community Health
  • M.P.H., 2012, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Health Behavior and Health Education

Memberships and associations

  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Public Health Association

Areas of interest

  • Evaluation
  • Mixed methods research
  • Leadership development and mentorship
  • Health disparities
  • Social determinants of health
  • Population health



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