Carolyn Zook, Associate Director, Center for Community and Global Health

Carolyn L. Zook

Associate Director


Pre-Health Advisor

Academic Credentials

PhD, Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

MS, Sociology, Portland State University, Portland, OR

BA, International Relations and German, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Professional Experience

I have worked in higher ed for nearly 20 years, most recently at OHSU as Program Manager for Advising, Colleges, and Outreach. In this role, I developed advising and outreach programs designed for pre-medical applicant recruitment and student retention, collaborated with educational programs to support underrepresented students in their paths to health-related careers, and provided mentoring in the form of academic and personal guidance to prospective applicants and current medical students.

In my free time, I enjoy cuddling my two cats, Simon and Jack, arts and crafts, organizing, and falling down the You Tube rabbit hole.

I draw inspiration and energy from working with students, witnessing their resilience and growth, and coaching them as they navigate the complexities of finding their career path in the health professions. I am excited to be a part of the new Center for Community and Global Health!