Jonathan Snowden, PhD, is an epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Snowden is a leading expert in statistical methodology for analyzing large databases for clinically- and policy-actionable results, and his content focus is reproductive health.
Dr. Snowden is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. His policy experience includes service in the California State Legislature as a Senate Fellow, and his research experience includes working on CDC, HRSA, and NIH-funded studies domestically and internationally. His postdoctoral training at OHSU was supported by a career development award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Dr. Snowden’s work has been published widely in leading medical and methodological journals, including BMJ, Epidemiology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He works at the interface of medicine, public health, and healthcare policy, analyzing healthcare systems factors to strengthen the evidence base for high-quality obstetric care. The broad goals of his research are: (1) to enable a safe delivery for every mother and baby (2) to close disparities and improve the health of racial minorities and sexual minorities.
In addition to epidemiology, he implements cutting-edge tools from health policy, statistics, economics, and computer science in his inter-disciplinary research. He collaborates with leading clinician-scientists from the fields of obstetrics-gynecology, nurse-midwifery, and pediatrics, with the goal of accelerating the translation of health research in policy, clinical practice, and improved health outcomes.