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.