Ern Teuber, PhD

Erwin (Ern) Teuber is the Executive Director of the OHSU Family Health Center at Richmond, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that offers services on a sliding-fee scale and serves as a major residency training site for the OHSU Department of Family Medicine.

Following work with the Columbus Urban League, a civil rights organization, Dr. Teuber earned a PhD in Sociology from the Ohio State University.  He then taught sociology at Miami University in Ohio for two years.  From there he entered the world of health planning and policy through work with the Ohio Department of Health.

From 1986 until early 2009 he served as Executive Director of Terry Reilly Health Services, a community health center in the Boise area of southwestern Idaho.  During this 22 year span he helped grow the organization, including dental and behavioral health services along with medical, and he was a continuous advocate for health care access and health care reform.  Dr. Teuber has served as President of both the Idaho Primary Care Association and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association in Seattle.

Besides health care access and reform issues, Dr. Teuber has a keen interest in health care quality improvement strategies and policies.  Ern and his wife Kate enjoy life with 2 dogs, 2 cats and lots of vegetation.  Ern is also an avid bicyclist and appreciator of diverse music.