A driving force for health equity
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Erika Cottrell, PhD, MPP

Dr. Cottrell holds a joint appointment as an Investigator at OCHIN and as an Assistant Professor at OHSU. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and her BA in Anthropology from Luther College.

Dr. Cottrell’s primary areas of research include social determinants of health, health equity, maternal/child health, patient health experiences, and health policy. At OCHIN, she is involved in research projects focused on understanding the impact of community- and individual-level social determinants of health on health care outcomes; developing and testing EHR-based tools for identifying and addressing social determinants of health in community health centers; and evaluating the impact of payment reform and policy changes (including the Affordable Care Act) on reproductive health care utilization in safety-net settings. At OHSU, Dr. Cottrell serves as the Director of the Health Experiences Research Core for the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute.


Study Protocol: A Mixed-Methods Study of Women's Health Care in the Safety Net After the Affordable Care Act implementation - EVERYWOMAN
Health Research Policy and Systems, June 2019
Authors: Erika Cottrell, Blair Darney, Miguel Marino, Anna Templeton, Lorie Jacob, Megan Hoopes, M. Rodriguez, Brigit Hatch

Study Protocol: A Pragmatic, Stepped-Wedge Trial of Tailored Support for Implementing Social Determinants of Health Documentation / Action in Community Health Centers, with Realist Evaluation
Implementation Science
, January 2019
Authors: Rachel Gold, Arwen Bunce, Erika Cottrell, Miguel Marino, Mary Middendorf, Stuart Cowburn, Dagan Wright, Ned Mossman, Katie Dambrun, Byron Powell, Inga Gruss, Laura Gottlieb, Marla Dearing, Jason Scott, Nadia Yosuf, Molly Krancari

Impact of Alternative Payment Methodology on Primary Care Visits and Scheduling
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2019
Authors: John Heintzman, Erika Cottrell, Heather Angier, Jean O'Malley, Steffani Bailey, Lorie Jacob, Jennifer DeVoe, Maria Ukhanova, Erin Thayer & Miguel Marino

Adoption of Social Determinants of Health EHR Tools by Community Health Centers
Annals of Family Medicine, September 2018
Rachel Gold, Arwen Bunce, Stuart Cowburn, Katie Dambrun, Marla Dearing, Mary Middendorf, Ned Mossman, Celine Hollombe, Peter Mahr, Gerardo Melgar, James Davis, Laura Gottlieb, Erika Cottrell

Using Health Information Technology to Bring Social Determinants of Health into Primary Care: A Conceptual Framework to Guide Research
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, September 2018
Erika Cottrell, Rachel Gold, Sonja Likumahuwa, Heather Angier, Nathalie Huguet, Deborah Cohen, Khaya Clark, Laura Gottlieb, Jennifer DeVoe

Advancing Social Prescribing with Implementation Science
Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, May 2018
Laura Gottlieb, Erika Cottrell, Brian Park, Khaya Clark, Rachel Gold, Caroline Fichtenberg

Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on community health centers: Characteristics of new patients and early changes in delivery of care
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, May 2018
Brigit Hatch, Ning Smith, MaryAnn McBurnie, Thu Quach, Ken Mayer, MJ Dunne, Erika Cottrell

Reporting from the Front Lines: Implementing Oregon's Alternative Payment and Care Model in Community Health Centers
The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, October 2017
Erika Cottrell, Jennifer Hall, Glenn Kautz, Heather Angier, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, Laura Sisulak, S. Keller, David Cameron, Jennifer DeVoe, Deborah Cohen

Developing Electronic Health Record (EHR) Strategies Related to Health Center Patients’ Social Determinants of Health
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, July 2017
Rachel Gold, PhD, Erika Cottrell, Arwen Bunce, Mary Middendorf, Celine Hollombe, Stuart Cowburn, Peter Mahr, Gerardo Melgar

Interviews With Patients and Providers on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Health Data Collection in the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Transgender Health, February 2017
MJ Dunne, MA, Lewis Raynor, Erika Cottrell, William Pinnock

Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Patients with Complex Diabetes Who Are Served by National Safety-Net Health Centers
American Board of Family Medicine, June 2016
Vivian Li, Mary Ann McBurnie, Melissa Simon, Phil Crawford, Michael Leo, Fred Rachman, Erika Cottrell, Lydia Dant, Mary Oneha, and Rosy Chang Weir

Perspectives in Primary Care: A Conceptual Framework and Path for Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Primary Care Practice
Annals of Family Medicine, March 2016
Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, Andrew Bazemore, Erika Cottrell, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, Jene Grandmont, Natalie Spach, Rachel Gold

IMPACCT Kids Care: a real-world example of stakeholder involvement in comparative effectiveness research.
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, August 2015
Sonja Likumahuwa, MID, MPH, Heather Angier, Aleksandra Sumic, Rose Harding, Erika Cottrell, Deb Cohen, Christine Nelson, Tim Burdick, Lorraine Wallace, Charles Gallia, Kay Dickerson, Jennifer DeVoe

"Community Vital Signs": Incorporating Geocoded Social Determinants into Electronic Records to Promote Patient Population Health
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, July 2015
Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Erika Cottrell, Rachel Gold, Lauren Hughes, Robert Phillips, Heather Angier, Tim Burdick, Mark Carrozza, Jennifer DeVoe

Supporting Health Insurance Expansion: Do Electronic Health Records Have Valid Insurance Verification and Enrollment Data?
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, July 2015
John Heintzman, MD, Miguel Marino, Megan Hoopes, Steffanie Bailey, Rachel Gold, Jean O'Malley, Heather Angier, Christine Nelson, Erika Cottrell, Jennifer DeVoe

An Early Look at Rates of Uninsured Safety Net Clinic Visits After the Affordable Care Act.
Annals of Family Medicine, February 2015
Heather Angier, MPH, Megan Hoopes, Rachel Gold, Steffanie Bailey, Erika Cottrell, John Heintzman, Miguel Marino, Jennifer DeVoe

The ADVANCE network: accelerating data value across a national community health center network
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, July 2014
Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, Rachel Gold, Erika Cottrell, Vance Bauer, Andrew Brickman, Jon Puro, Christine Nelson, Kenneth Mayer, Abby Sears, Tim Burdick, Jonathan Merrell, Paul Matthews, Scott Fields