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3-4 december 2015



Mary Durham - årets invigningsföreläsare

Det är med stor glädje vi presenterar årets invigningsföreläsare Mary Durham, chef för forskning- och utveckling vid Kaiser Permanente Research. Durham kommer till  Riksstämman för att bland annat tala om förebyggande åtgärder inom hälso- och sjukvården.

Short biography

Mary L Durham, PhD, Vice President for Research, Kaiser Permanente,
Director, Center for Health Research

Dr. Durham is Vice President of Health Research for Kaiser Permanente and Director of the Center for Health Research Northwest and Hawaii. In addition to her leadership roles, Dr. Durham conducts her own NIH-funded research on workplace health and translational research.

Dr Durham is also the Associate Director of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), one of the first 12 NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards. In a unique partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, CHR’s role in OCTRI contributes to the science of translating research to practice and developing strong interactions between discovery and dissemination.

In tandem with her distinguished health research career, Dr. Durham has lectured to audiences around the world on health care and evidence-based medicine. She has worked with U.S. lawmakers in crafting policy-level decisions across a wide range of topics, such as privacy, mental health law, genetics, research, and human subjects protection. She was a Commissioner for the State of Oregon’s Senate Commission for Health Care Access and Affordability.

She has had diverse roles, from providing expert testimony to the U.S. President’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission to consulting to theWorld Health Organization. Dr. Durham has served on the boards of the Association for Health Services Research (Academy Health), Group Health Community Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente Health Care Alternatives.

She is a professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University, and adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University. Dr. Durham is a former commissioner of the American Bar Association, where she served on the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.