Pam Curtis

Pam Curtis is co-founder and director of the Center for Evidence-based Policy. In addition
to providing direction for the Center, Curtis leads the Center’s work on policy development
and application, social indicators of health, consensus building, and organizational development. Prior to working at the Center, Curtis served as policy advisor on human services and health care to three-term Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Curtis has additional
experience in state and local government and private nonprofit organizations. She has
authored articles and reports on policy coordination, system redesign, and comprehensive
planning. Curtis holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and has received
several honors for her work, including the Robert F. Utter Award for Civic Leadership, State
of Washington, 2010; the Mental Health Award for Excellence, State of Oregon, 2002;
the Distinguished Service Award, Citizen’s Crime Commission, 2001; and the Outstanding
Service Award, Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, 1999. July 2018