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Program Design and Evaluation Services

Staff

Julie Maher, Ph.D.
Director, Epidemiologist
971-673-0603

Myde Boles, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
971-673-0595

Renee Boyd, MPS
Senior Research Analyst
971-673-1145

Chris Bushore, B.A.
Research Analyst 
971-673-1382

Betsy Clapp, MPH
Senior Research Analyst
503-988-3663, ext. 25844
 

Doris Cordova
Program Technician
971-673-0602

Clyde Dent, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator 
971-673-0597

Julia Dilley, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
503-872-5394

David Dowler, Ph.D.
Research Scientist 
971-673-0598

Linda Drach, MPH
Senior Research Analyst 
971-673-0591

Erik Everson, MPH
Research Analyst
971-673-0610

Tara Fechter, B.S.
Research Analyst 
971-673-0589

Kari Greene, MPH
Senior Research Analyst 
971-673-0599

Haiou He, M.B.A.
Program Manager
971-673-0600

Timothy Holbert, B.A.
Research Analyst 
971-673-0601

Sara Kersey, B.A.
Research Analyst 
503-872-5395

Alicia Knapp, B.S.
Research Analyst 
971-673-0594

Moriah McGrath, MPH
Senior Research Analyst
503-988-3663, ext. 24021
 

Tom Peterson, BA
Research Analyst
971-673-1157

Kathy Pickle, MPH
Senior Research Analyst 
971-673-0604

Barbara Pizacani, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator 
971-673-0605

Kristen Rohde, M.A.
Senior Research Analyst
971-673-0592

Tyler Swift, ND, MPH
Senior Research Analyst 
503-872-5391

Sharon Vance
Research Analyst
971-673-1381

Susan Van’t Hof, MPH, MIA
Research Analyst 
971-673-0608

About Us

Program Design and Evaluation Services (PDES) is a unique research and evaluation unit within both the Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Public Health Division. The PDES team of experts provides a full range of professional services to design, evaluate, and refine public health programs.

PDES is part of the Science and Evaulation unit in the Office of the State Public Health Director.

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Professional services
 
Program Design: PDES designs public health interventions and demonstration projects by identifying and applying best practices. Research and evaluation projects generate knowledge about promising new approaches.
 
Program Evaluation: PDES evaluates the effectiveness of public health itnerventions and provide actionable, evidence-based recommendations for program improvement. This work helps organizations make the best decisions, dispel miconceptions, inform policy, and shape care. As an external partner, PDES is able to provide clients an unbiased view of the work, a high level of expertise, and deep experience dealing with complicated issues.
 
Applied Research and Surveillance: PDES has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, advanced statistics, community-based participatory research, cost-effectiveness studies, and surveillance. The program works with communities to generate knowledge and apply findings.
 
Technical Assistance: We consult with a variety of public health programs in all service areas, increasing internal capacity and improving outcomes.
 
Increase Funding for Public Health: PDES helps clients secure project funding and generate new funding opportunities for program development and evaluation.
Mission

Provide ongoing evaluation support to county and state programs, initiate and conduct applied research studies, and contract with organizations across the country to improve community health, shape public policy, and reduce health disparities.

What We Do

Contact Us

Phone:971-673-0589
FAX:971-673-0590

Address

Program Design and Evaluation Services
827 NE Oregon Street, Suite 250
Portland Oregon 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM