In memoriam: Dana Zive, M.P.H. (1976-2018)

Oct. 10, 2018

Dana ZiveThe OHSU School of Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine announce with great sadness that Dana Zive, M.P.H., research assistant professor of emergency medicine, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 30. She was 42. Known for her truly research-oriented mind and passion for data, Zive was an esteemed colleague who was part of the OHSU community since 2003.

Zive was instrumental in helping create the Oregon POLST Registry in 2009, and became its director in 2015. She facilitated the research of others and advanced the quality of POLST use with numerous publications and by developing and disseminating innovations for the registry. Zive was integrally involved in many Department of Emergency Medicine research efforts, including the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, which focuses on out-of-hospital interventional trials in cardiac arrest and trauma, and POLST. She was also associate director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in environmental chemistry and toxicology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and her Master of Public Health in public health education and biostats/epidemiology from San Jose State University. Her focus areas included end-of-life care and emergency care research.

OHSU faculty and staff are invited to a Celebration of Life service on Monday, Nov. 12 at noon in the OHSU Auditorium (Old Library Building). The Department of Emergency Medicine is also collecting stories to share with Zive's family. If you have something to share, please send your thoughts to , research associate.