...a fresh approach to women's healthcare education, covers a wide range of relevant concerns, from sex to skin cancer. -- Sharon Richie, former military nurse leader and White House Fellow
Dr. Vines addresses the issue of women's helath in a unique, inviting, and accessible manner. -- Dr. Bill Roper, former director, Centers for Disease Control
About the Author
DIANE WELCH VINES, Ph.D., is the vice chancellor for external relations and economic development for the Oregon University System (OUS).
She is currently on loan to the Governor of Oregon to serve as coordinator of the Governors Healthcare Initiative. In this capacity, she directs a coordinated statewide response to healthcare workforce issues.
Dr. Vines is a nursing adjunct professor for Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Portland, and a community health adjunct professor for Portland State University. Since August 2002, she has served as president of the Oregon Science and Technology Partnership. She serves on numerous boards and commissions. She was a White House Fellow and served on the staff of the U.S. Secretary of Education. Among other teaching positions, Dr. Vines has served on the faculty at Boston Universitys School of Nursing in the Psychiatric/Community Mental Health Graduate Program and as dean of the School of Health for California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has taught psychiatric, pediatric, and medical surgical nursing in California, New York, and Massachusetts, and was a counselor and psychotherapist in private practice in Boston and West Los Angeles. Vines also held administrative and nursing positions at hospitals in New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and Florida. Dr. Vines received her bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University, her masters from New York University, her doctorate in sociology from Boston University, and her associate degree from St. Petersburg Jr. College.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.