Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation

The Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation (OCHI) is housed at the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS). The college is led by Dean F. Javier Nieto, and is home to both the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences and the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.



We create and strengthen community, government, and industry connections to foster innovation in public health and human sciences in the state of Oregon.

We do this through three primary strategies:


Engage with us

For partners external to our college, we are a support center for:

Access to

  • OSU faculty expertise
  • student experiential learning projects
  • OSU scholarly resources
  • professional continuing education

Partners who can mutually

  • conceptualize and execute innovation projects or workforce development efforts
  • develop curricula or deliver hybrid on-line and in-person training for our current and future health, health care, public health and human sciences workforce
  • identify and seek solutions to promote health equity
  • facilitate research and implementation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions


For faculty and students at OSU, we can help with connections to community, government, and industry partners who share your research and practice interests and concerns.



Brave new world

National health innovation leader takes the helm of OSU Center for Health Innovation.
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New OCHI director is on a mission to find out.
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