Shannon M. Sweeney, Ph.D., MPH

  • Senior Research Associate, Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Project Manager, Qualitative Team, ESCALATES Study, National Evaluation of the EvidenceNOW Initiative


Shannon M. Sweeney, Ph.D., MPH, is a Senior Research Associate working with Debbie Cohen, PhD. Dr. Sweeney is currently serving as an analyst and the Project Manager for the qualitative team on 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.( Dr. Sweeney’s research interests include the social determinants of health and mixed methods evaluation. Sweeney has a Master's in Public Health from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from The Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Prior to joining OHSU, she was in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers University and was previously a Research Associate at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers and the Program Manager for the Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers. Dr. Sweeney enjoys running, playing squash and hanging out with her husband, daughter, Etta, and toy poodle, Clementine. She is a remote employee based in Concord, MA.


  • B.A., 2007, Colgate University
  • M.P.H., 2009, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College
  • Ph.D., 2015, The Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

Areas of interest

  • Evaluation
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Population Health



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