OHSU Community Research Programs

Community research expertise and resources can be found within many departments, programs and institutes across OHSU.  Below is a list with links and a brief description.  If you would like to add your team to the list please .

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) work to connect students to healthcare careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

The Center for Evidence-based Policy is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design. We work with federal, state and local policymakers in more than 20 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources and improve health outcomes.

The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE):  Fusing economic approaches with large data set analytic capabilities, CHSE researches health care service delivery with the aim of improving the value of our health care system and "bending the curve" of health care spending growth.

The Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program is designed to build sustainable collaborations statewide by providing grants and other resources to support the development of sustainable collaborations with Oregon Communities to address community-identified cancer needs.

The mission of Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is to provide leadership, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. This mission is fulfilled through programs of research, education, and service.

The OCTRI Community and Collaboration Core aims to improve local and regional capacity for communities to engage in successful community-academic research partnerships by expanding existing community engagement structures and establishing new opportunities through Community Research Coalitions and OHSU Community Liaisons.

 The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health builds upon our 22-year track record of collaboration in public health programming and takes our missions of teaching, research, and service to the next level. The Oregon Master of Public Health program has been incredibly successful and is now the longest running collaborative accredited MPH program in the country.

The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) is a statewide network of primary care clinicians, community partners, and academicians dedicated to conducting research and quality improvement projects to reduce health disparities in rural and vulnerable populations.

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences' mission is to promote health and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families. Please explore this website to learn about the work we do and how it benefits workers and businesses in Oregon.

The Prevention Research Center's Center for Healthy Communities'  main focus is to collaborate and partner with Native and other communities to explore various health disparities and potential ways to address these disparities. The Center for Healthy Communities is located in the School of Public Health at Oregon Health &Science University.

The mission of the School of Dentistry and our patient care clinics is to provide the highest quality oral health care services while leading the region in oral health education, research and technology development.