Megan Cahn, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Population Health
Phone: 503-413-5386 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Cahn received her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy in 2015 and her MPH in International Health in 2010, both from Oregon State University. Her graduate research focused on improving the delivery of health care for underserved populations. Dr. Cahn completed her Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with Oregon State University and Legacy Health's Care Transformation Division in 2018. During her Post-Doctoral training, Dr. Cahn worked with clinicians and administrative leadership across the Legacy Health system to identify areas for health care transformation and evaluate transformation activities.
Dr. Cahn joined the Legacy Research Institute as a Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist in Summer 2018. In this role, she designs and implements research studies aimed at transforming health care to improve health outcomes for patients, while simultaneously increasing Legacy Health's capacity to thrive in a value-based payment environment. Dr. Cahn is a member of AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association, and the Oregon Public Health Association.
American Indian and Alaska Native Men’s Use of Sexual Health Services, 2006-2010
American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Patients’ Perceptions of a Culturally Specific Patient Navigator Program
Dr. Cahn's principal areas of interest are in population health, healthcare disparities, and healthcare delivery. At Legacy Research Institute, Dr. Cahn leads and provides guidance on research aimed at improving patient health through care delivery and payment transformation. Dr. Cahn uses advanced quantitative health policy research tools and qualitative methods to answer these questions and inform policy. Dr. Cahn collaborates with and provides expert consultation to Legacy clinicians and leadership in the identification, design, and implementation of health services research. Dr. Cahn's current research studies include:
Evaluation of Legacy's Care Support Resources Program
Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Research Collaborative
Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool to Reduce Unneeded CT Angiogram Use in the ED
Congestive Heart Failure Transition Clinic
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