The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.
Oregon Health & Science University has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, well-organized contributor with excellent communication skills to serve as a student worker for a project led by Dr. Jae Downing (OHSU-PSU School of Public Health), Amy Penkin, LCSW (Transgender Health Program), and Dr. Geolani Dy (Department of Urology; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery), to help investigate strategies for supporting transgender and non-binary individuals seeking gender-affirming care. Amy Penkin (she/her), LCSW is Clinical Manager of the Transgender Health Program with extensive experience in gender-affirming care delivery and peer support; Dr. Downing (they/them) is a health services researcher with expertise in transgender health; and Dr. Dy (she/her) is a gender-affirming surgeon and patient-centered outcomes researcher.
The student worker will be a vital member of a multidisciplinary team. Your role will be assisting with both quantitative and qualitative research projects, patient research engagement & community liaison support. Individuals of trans experience and those from other under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job duties of this position may include:
Peer support coordination (40%)
Human subject research support (40%)
Other research-related administrative duties as needed (20%)