Dr. Droppers joined the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in 2009 and serves as the project director for a five-year CMS CHIPRA Quality Demonstration project in Oregon. He also serves as the Director of the Oregon Medicaid Advisory Committee, which advises the Oregon Health Policy Board, the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research and the OHA on the operation of Oregon’s Medicaid program. Prior to joining OHA, he served as a research assistant and faculty member at PSU and has taught courses in health systems, health information technology and information management, and policy analysis research. Dr. Droppers' dissertation is a multi-case study designed to explore Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations in an effort to better understand the process and conditions under which participation and decision-making among stakeholders is facilitated or impeded through a collaborative governance model. Dr. Droppers chose PSU’s new Health Systems and Policy PhD program because it provides an opportunity for individuals actively working in the health policy arena the possibility to develop the theoretical underpinnings and research skills required to conduct health services research in the Pacific Northwest.
Bio coming soon!
|Anna Foucek Tresidder, PhD
Dr. Foucek Tresidder is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration at Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA. Prior to her appointment at Eastern Washington University she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Health at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She completed her Ph.D.in Health Systems and Policy from the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon in 2013. Her dissertation study examined the institutional context needed to support and legitimize team-based practice for the elderly. Prior to teaching at Pacific she was an adjunct instructor for the Oregon Masters of Public Health program, where she taught graduate level classes for students at Portland State and Oregon Health and Science University for ten years. Dr. Foucek Tresidder also worked with the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Center at Oregon Health and Science University, from 2004-2009. She has been an independent evaluation and research consultant specializing in health and social programs for 12 years. From 1996-1999 she was a Community Development and Program Manager with the US Peace Corps, where she served in Siansundu, Zimbabwe.