Allison E. Myers, Ph.D., MPH

Director, Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation
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Allison Myers, Ph.D. is the first full-time director of the Oregon State University Center for Health Innovation (OCHI) and begins her role September 2018.

Allison earned her MPH and Ph.D. in health behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC, where she serves as an adjunct assistant professor. She currently serves as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and is co-founder, director of strategic partnerships and former executive director of Counter Tools Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to advancing place-based public health. Allison launched the start-up in 2012 in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Counter Tools contributes data-collection and visualization technology, training and technical assistance to retail-focused tobacco prevention policy enactment in 18 states.

OCHI connects external organizations and Oregon State faculty in discovering innovative solutions to pressing health and wellness issues and builds workforce capacity in public health and the human sciences.

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