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Current and Recent Projects



 Building an Evidence Base for Treating the Vulnerable: A Community Partnership sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU): Bob Lowe PI and Matthew Carlson and Stephanie Farquhar, co-PIs, with Central City Concern, Carol Romm, Community Research Associate


The Oregon Health Plan Lottery: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Medicaid Eligibility and Coverage, Matthew Carlson PI and Bill Wright co-PI with Providence Health Systems Center for Outcomes Research and Education in collaboration with MIT Dept. of Economics and the Harvard School of Public Health



Portland Bridges to Baccalaureate (PBTB) Program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH):Carlos Crespo PI and Stephanie Farquhar, co-PI with Peter Collier as a consultant with Portland Community College and a roster of participating faculty-mentors across PSU in disciplines such as community health, sociology, psychology, chemistry, and biology


 Immigration and Social Sustainability sponsored by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation: Alex Stepick, PIwith co-PIs, Veronica Dujon, Mary King (PSU’s School of Business Administration (SBA) and Dan Van Lehman and Jack Corbett (PSU’s Hatfield School of Government)


Examining Race and Ownership Status in Long-term Businesses and Organizations’ Reactions to Gentrification, Daniel Sullivan PI

Social and Environmental Sustainability 

Sustaining Ecosystem Services to Support Rapidly Urbanizing Areas, NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program  (IGERT):  David Ervin, PI with co-PIs Veronica Dujon, Elise Granek  and Alan Yeakley (ESR), Darrell Brown (PSU School of Business Administration), Heejun Chang (PSU Department of Geography), Vivek Shandas (PSU Urban Studies and Planning) and others across the PSU campus with the  U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest; and the U.S. Geological Survey; Willamette Partnership