About Core Opsis
Kathleen Anger, PhD
For 16 years prior to moving to Portland, Oregon, Kathleen was the majority owner and president of a research services firm in Missouri. After moving to Portland in 2008, she worked for 6 years as a research analyst and team lead for the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division.
In 2015, she founded Core Opsis Research LLC.
Maria Ness is a Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist with seven years of experience in the public sector, at both the state and local level. She most recently served as a Research Analyst at the Oregon Health Authority, within the Maternal and Child Health Section. Prior to this position, she spent three years at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, as the Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager, in the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. She is a graduate of the CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship, which she completed at the Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health Section. Prior to the fellowship, she completed a Health Policy and Community Education Internship with the New York City Coalition for a Smoke Free City, at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ms. Ness attained her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and her Bachelor of Medical Science degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Ms. Ness was the 2011 recipient of the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology Practice in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities. She has a particular interest in addressing tribal maternal and child health disparities.
About Our Staff
Core Opsis conducts a variety of types of research, including literature reviews, analysis of existing data, collection of new data, analysis of newly collected data, reporting, and making recommendations based on the findings of the research.
We work with our clients throughout the process to assure that the resulting products will answer their questions, as well as provide an excellent basis for making decisions and for designing policy and programs.
Our staff members have conducted research for many different types of government and non-profit organizations. In addition, we have worked directly in the fields of health and human services. That knowledge of how things work in a complex "real world" gives us a broad perspective on how to design research that is best suited for each client.