Research Team

Our team of doctors, nurses, medical technologists, and support staff are dedicated to you as a patient and will go above and beyond to provide personalized care.

At Oregon Medical Research our team has extensive experience conducting clinical research and is united in one goal: to obtain accurate clinical results in a competent and caring manner that keeps patient care as our top concern.

Andrew Blauvelt, M.D., M.B.A., Principal Investigator and President

“I thoroughly enjoy the process of helping to bring new treatments to patients. While not all investigational treatments will be effective, I’ve witnessed lives being changed with access to new medications, which is very exciting.”

Dr. Andrew Blauvelt is a board-certified dermatologist with a distinguished career ranging from leading basic scientific research at the National Institutes of Health to establishing and directing the Center of Excellence for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis at Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to his overall clinical skills on the full range of dermatologic conditions, Dr. Blauvelt’s clinical and laboratory research expertise is in psoriasis, immunology, and infectious diseases. He has published more than 300 papers and spoken across the country and world on these topics. Dr. Blauvelt has also served as Principal Investigator on more than 150 psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and other dermatological clinical trials, and is a key scientific advisor for numerous pharmaceutical companies involved in developing new psoriasis and atopic dermatitis therapies. He was a longstanding member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and is currently serving on its Scientific Committee. Finally he is an elected member of the International Psoriasis Council.

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Benjamin Ehst, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator

“Clinical research combines the two aspects of medicine that I fully enjoy – patient care and the process of discovery.”

Dr. Benjamin Ehst is a board-certified dermatologist with a doctorate in immunology and microbiology. In addition to seeing study patients at Oregon Medical Research Center part-time, he also practices clinical dermatology at Broadway Medical Clinic (503-249-8787) providing the full range of skin care, including medical and surgical procedures. Dr. Ehst earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Minnesota in a combined Medical Scientist Training Program. Residency training in Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and a period of work at the Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health studying the immune response to malaria, solidified his career choice to pursue both medical practice and clinical research.

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Robert Matheson, M.D., Investigator

“In addition to the new treatments I’ve helped bring to patients, what I like best about clinical research is the relationship I’ve been able to develop with the patients in the trials throughout the years. Long-term studies allow ongoing interactions with many, making each day seem like an opportunity to see friends.”

Dr. Robert Matheson is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 35 years of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, dermatologic surgery, and multiple cosmetic applications in dermatology. During 20 years of private practice, he also participated in numerous clinical trials. Dr. Matheson joined Oregon Medical Research in 1998 and since then has devoted his efforts exclusively to full-time clinical research in new drugs and devices in dermatology, acting as Principal or Sub-investigator in more than 450 clinical studies.

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Thien-Huong "Therese" N., R.N., C.C.R.C., Research Nurse Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator

Therese is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of medical experience. She joined Oregon Medical Research in 2001, providing direct patient care and research coordination. She is Advance Cardiac Life Support certified, is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is also Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certified. Therese is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Dermatology Nurses Association.

Anastasia M., M.S., ACRP-CP, Clinical Research Coordinator and Regulatory Manager

Anastasia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and her Master of Science degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University. Her previous clinical research experience included focuses on pulmonary and cardiological conditions.  Anastasia joined Oregon Medical Research in 2020. Anastasia focuses on the regulatory documentation and submissions for the full breadth of our studies.

Charlie B., B.A., C.C.R.C., Co-Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Charlie received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Longwood University. With an interest in the medical field and more direct interaction with people, he is now using his previous experience and abilities gained from implementing new processes and systems to the medical field. Charlie joined OMRC in 2019 and in addition to his coordinator duties, he supports patients through their scheduled visits. Charlie is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Molly Blauvelt, B.A., Administrator/Recruiting Director

Molly joined Oregon Medical Research in 2014 and brings more than 22 years of experience in healthcare marketing to our recruitment and outreach efforts. She helped lead the National Psoriasis Foundation’s re-branding and outreach efforts during the early 2000’s, when the first biologic therapies for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis were just being introduced to the dermatology community. The timing of her more than four years at the Psoriasis Foundation during the ‘biologic revolution’ provided a wonderful opportunity of increased activity and attention for both psoriasis patients and dermatology. In 2005 she transitioned to the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University, expanding her marketing and communication efforts to include the full spectrum of dermatologic conditions and therapies.

Francesca M., B.S., C.C.R.C., Co-Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Francesca received her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences at Arizona State University. Francesca joined OMRC in 2019, bringing her clinical research experience from various specialties. As a clinical research coordinator, Francesca’s organization and attention to detail, in addition to a knack for asking pertinent questions, makes her especially well suited to the position. Francesca is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Julia F., B.S., C.C.R.C, Clinical Research Coordinator and Regulatory Associate

Julia received her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physical Activity from Portland State University. She enjoys working with people and brings experience from the health and fitness industry and the medical industry to OMRC. Julia joined OMRC in 2019 and in addition to her coordinator duties, supports patients through their scheduled visits. Julia is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Nicole B., B.A., Clinical Research Coordinator and Laboratory Technician

Nicole joined Oregon Medical Research Center in 2020 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Lewis & Clark College. Nicole previously worked at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Sciences University on multiple clinical research studies. Nicole brings many skills to OMRC: in addition to coordinating studies, she is also part of our laboratory staff. Additionally, you will sometimes also see her in the clinic supporting patients through their daily visits.

AnneMarie P., R.M.A, R.D.A, Clinical Research Assistant

AnneMarie received her Medical Assistant degree in 2001 and brings her extensive experience not only in healthcare, but specifically in dermatology, to OMRC. Her outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail provide the framework for her position of coordinating the day-to-day patient visits and assisting with coordination and patient care. She is CPR certified.

Amanda T, B.A., Clinical Research Coordinator

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Cindy S. M.A.,  Clinical Research Medical Assistant

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Shalyn D., Laboratory Technician

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Oscar T., B.S., Financial Manager

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