S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

Associate Dean for Research, OSU Distinguished Professor of Public Health
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Marie is a public health researcher with 35 years of experience conducting research focused on the behavioral, contextual, and policy aspects of unintended pregnancy, sexual behavior, and abortion among diverse populations of young adults. The goal of her research has been to reduce disparities in risky sexual behavior and increase access to health services. She has published widely in the areas of risk and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs among high-risk women, men and couples and the influence of relationship and contextual factors on protective behaviors and sexual risk-taking. More recently she has extended her research focus to examine the impact of new health policies and health care reforms on women’s reproductive health, abortion, and contraceptive access. To that end she currently serve as PI on a five-year project funded by CDC that examines the impact of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the health of women of reproductive age and infants in Oregon. In addition, as PI on a two-year project funded by the Society of Family Planning, she examines the impact of Medicaid expansion on access to and utilization of abortion services in Oregon. She is dedicated to the use of research findings to inform policies and practices that improve the health of women, men, and families.


S. Marie Harvey is an OSU Distinguished Professor of Public Health and the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has received numerous grant awards, as well as the 2008 Carl Schultz Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (PFPRH) from the PFPRH Section of APHA, and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Public Health Association. She received her DrPH in 1984 and MPH in 1979 from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the OSU faculty in 2003.

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