Oregon Health & Science University
Dr. Brian Frank is an assistant professor and full-time clinician in the department of family medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Since 2011 he has had the good fortune to provide care to multi-generational families and individuals in all stages of life at the OHSU’s Family Medicine Clinic at Richmond, a federally qualified health center for low-income families. His research is focused on addressing food insecurity and other social determinants of health through collaboration between primary care, community wellness and health information technology. Outside of his clinical duties, Brian is a Clinical Innovation Fellow with the Oregon Health Authority and serves on the executive boards of Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, an advocacy group working to end food insecurity, and CSA Partnerships for Health, a collaboration of local farms, universities and public health entities studying the benefits of CSA “prescriptions” for patients in a primary care practice. In addition, Dr. Frank is a member of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative; a national research collaborative evaluating the impact and scalability of teaching kitchens in medical centers across the country. Outside of work, Dr. Frank is an avid home (read: amateur) chef. He has been experimenting in the kitchen since his first attempt at making a cake at the age of five (flour, sugar, milk, chocolate chips). Fortunately, he is a quick learner. He is rarely happier than when in the kitchen, preparing food for his family and friends.