S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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 recently served as PI on a six-year project funded by CDC that examined 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. Currently as PI on a three-year project funded by the Society of Family Planning, she is examining 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 received her doctoral degree 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. She is a public health researcher with 35 years of experience conducting research focused on sexual and reproductive health. She has published widely in the area of prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs and has been the recipient of numerous research grant awards.

In addition, she is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health (PFPRH) from the American Public Health Association and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Public Health Association.



Journal Article

J. Marie Kraft, Harvey, S. M., Hatfield-Timajchy, K., Beckman, L., Farr, S. L., Jamieson, D. J., and Thorburn, S., Pregnancy motivations and contraceptive use: hers, his, or theirs?, Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 234-41, 2010.


Journal Article

S. M. Harvey, Branch, M., Thorburn, S., Warren, J., and Casillas, A., Exploring diaphragm use as a potential HIV prevention strategy among women in the United States at risk., AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 135-47, 2008.


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