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Office of the State Public Health Director

Staff

Administration

Lillian Shirley, BSN, MPH, MPA
Public Health Director
971-673-1229

Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH
State Epidemiologist and State Health Officer
Science and Evaluation Unit
971-673-0435


Danna Drum, MDiv
Interim Policy and Partnerships Director
971-673-1222

Jonathan Modie
Lead Communications Officer
PHD.Communications@state.or.us
971-246-3139

Rosa Sepulveda Klein, MPP
Legislative Coordinator
971-673-1265

Karen Slothower
Fiscal and Business Operations Director
971-673-1222

[Vacant]
Lead Program Support Manager
971-673-1222

Note: See Programs list below for program staff directories.

Programs

Policy and Partnerships

The Policy and Partnerships unit is responsible for planning and coordinating public health policy development across the division and works closely with the Oregon Health Authority Government Relations team.

Program Operations

Program Operations works to advance quality, performance and equity in the Oregon public health system.

Science and Evaluation

The Science and Evaluation unit is responsible for leading strategic initiatives that ensure excellence in epidemiology and the science of population health across the division. Program Design and Evaluation Services, co-supported by Multnomah County Health Department, is also included as well as the Instituional Review board.

About Us

The Office of the State Public Health Director provides public health policy and direction to the public health programs within the Division, and ensures that the disparate programs within and outside the Division create an effective and coherent public health system for the state. This includes extensive interactions with a range of state and local agencies and organizations, many of them outside the health care community.

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Vision

​Lifelong health for all people in Oregon.

Mission
Promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon.​
Goals
  • ​Improve quality of life and increase years of healthy life
  • Promote and protect safe, healthy and resilient environments
  • Strengthen public health capacity to improve health outcomes

What We Do

Contact Us

Phone:971-673-1222
FAX:971-673-1299
TTY:971-673-0372

Address

Office of the State Public Health Director
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM