Program Evaluation Specialist
P: (503) 284-8000
Jeffrey Showell, MPH, is BPI’s Program and Evaluation Specialist. He has many years’ experience as a data analyst, having worked at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research for more than 15 years. Jeff received his Master of Public Health degree from Portland State University in 2008 and has been a core member of the Men’s Health Project’s all-volunteer staff since 2009, when he was invited by BPI’s Charles Smith to help evaluate the first local health fair focused on the health of African American men. More recently, Jeff has worked supporting evaluation efforts at Multnomah County’s Healthy Birth Initiatives (HBI), a culturally-specific program designed to improve birth outcomes for the county’s African American mothers and their babies.
Jeff’s professional interests include using qualitative methods (focus groups and key informant interviews) to help clients and programs “tell their story” and presenting data graphically to promote understanding.
Jeff grew up in Northern New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s, went to college in Massachusetts and lived in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, before he and his wife moved to Portland in 1989. He is the proud father of two adult children. Jeff enjoys reading, including keeping up on politics and public affairs. He especially enjoys reading with his cat sitting on his lap.
"Through my life experiences, I try to exemplify what it means to be not only physically healthy, but also financially healthy. Economic stability is a motivator to many families and I want direct my passion to helping others achieve it!"