Rebecca Rdesinski, MPH, MSW

Rebecca Rdesinski, MSW, MPH joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2002 as a Research Associate. She is the Resident Capstone Project Data Guide and Analyst and also works on several projects including the evaluation of the Behavioral and Social Science Core Curriculum at OHSU, the Data Initiative Grant, the TRADEMARQ grant, and the Nurse Family Partnership Family Planning grant. Rebecca's areas of interest are population health, health services delivery, use of data to improve systems of care, health disparities, nutrition, and the built environment.

Recent Publications

Rdesinski, RE, Chappelle, KG, Elliot, DL, Litzelman, DK, Palmer, R, & Biagioli, FE. (2015). Development and use of an instrument adapted to assess the pre-clinical learning environment. Medical Science Educator.

Jacob-Files, E, Rdesinski, RE, Storey, M, Gipson, T, Cohen, DJ, Olds, D and Melnick, A (2014), Should Home-Based Contraceptive Dispensing become a Routine part of Public Health Nurse Practice? Review of Nurse Perceptions. Public Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/phn.12150

Milano, CE, Hardman, JA, Plesiu, A, Rdesinski, RE, Biagioloi, FE (2014). Simulated Electronic Health Record (Sim-EHR): A Tool for Teaching EHR Skills and Disease Management/Prevention. Academic Medicine, 89(3), 399-403.

Biagioli, FE, Rdesinski, RE, Elliot, DL, Chappelle, KG, Kwong, K, & Toffler, WL. (2013). Surgery clerkship evaluations drive improved professionalism. Journal of Surgical Education, 70(1).

Faricy, L, Page, T, Ronick, M, Rdesinski, RE, & DeVoe, J (2012). Patterns of Empiric Treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in an Underserved Population. Family Medicine, 44(6), 408-415.

Carney, PA, Hamada, JL, Rdesinski, RE, Sprager, L, Nichols, KR, Liu, BY, Peyayo J, Sanchez, MA, & Shannon, J. (2012). Impact of a community-based gardening study on vegetable intake, food security and family relationships: A community-based participatory research study. Journal of Community Health, 37, 874-881.

Peterson, CD, Rdesinski, RE, Biagioli, FE, Chappelle, KG, & Elliot, DL. (2011). Medical Student Perceptions of a Behavioral and Social Science Curriculum. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 8(4), 215-226.

Saultz, JW, Brown, D, Stenberg, S, Rdesinski, RE, Tillotson, CJ, Eigner, D, Devoe, J. (2010). Access assured: a pilot program to finance primary care for uninsured patients using a monthly enrollment fee. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23(3), 393-401.

Rdesinski, R.E., Allen, J., Heerwagen, J., Anderson, K., Frichtl, A., Craig, A., Schnackernberg, M., Hamilton, D., Wilde, D., and Loveland, R. (2009). Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Oregon Health &Science University - Center for Health and Healing.

Carney, PA, Rdesinski, RE, Blank, AE, Graham, M, Wimmers, P, Chen, HC, Thompson, B, Jackson, SA, Foertsch, J, & Hollar, D. (2010). Utility of the AAMC's Graduation Questionnaire to study behavioral and social sciences domains in undergraduate medical education. Academic Medicine, 85(1), 169-176.

Smits, AK, King, VJ, Rdesinski, RE, Dodson, LG, & Saultz, JW (2009). Change in Oregon maternity care workforce after malpractice premium subsidy implementation. Health Services Research, 44(4), 1253-1270.

Clark, EC, Saultz, J, Buckley, DI, Rdesinski, RE, Goldberg, B, & Gill, JM. (2008). The association of family continuity with infant health service use. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 21, 385-391.

Rdesinski, R. E., Melnick, AL, Creach, ED, Cozzens, J, & Carney, PA. (2008). The Costs of Recruitment and Retention of Women from Community-Based Programs into a Randomized Controlled Contraceptive Study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19, 639-651.

Melnick, A.L., Rdesinski, R.E. Creach, E. D., Choi, D. & Harvey, S.M. (2008). The influence of nurse home visits, including provision of 3 months of contraceptives and contraceptive counseling, on perceived barriers to contraceptive use and contraceptive self-efficacy. Women's Health Issues, 18(6) 471-481.

Risler, E, Nackerud, L, Larrison, CR, & Rdesinski, RE (2000). The Impact of Welfare Reform's TANF Program in Georgia: Criteria for Exemption from Its Work Requirements and Time Limits. Public Policy Research Series, Athens, GA, The University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government.