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Curtis Harrod, PhD, is the associate research director at the Center for Evidence-based Policy and has an affiliate faculty appointment with the Oregon Health and Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health. He earned a master’s in public health (community health) from Colorado School of Public Health and a doctorate in epidemiology with a minor in biomedical sciences from Colorado School of Public Health. He graduated from both with Delta Omega honors and was selected to receive the Outstanding Contribution by a Student Award. At the Center, Harrod oversees junior- and senior-level research associates, policy analysts, and physicians in identifying, evaluating, synthesizing, and interpreting evidence for various clinical interventions and health policy topics. He works on research projects across the Center with the aim of transforming complex studies and data into easily understood and concise reports and presentations for policymakers to use as tools in evidence-based decision making. In his time at the Center, he has led or co-authored over 100 commissioned clinical evidence and health policy reports. Before joining the Center, Harrod instructed on epidemiology and other public health courses and served as a database manager for multiple National Institutes of Health R01 projects. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, including being the lead author on a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. He also serves as a peer reviewer for multiple clinical journals and is a member of the US Cochrane West Evidence-based Medicine group. July 2018
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