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About Dr. Solomon

Dr. Solomon began her journey deep inside healthcare as a child with a life-threatening illness. Early in her career, she helped birth hundreds of newborns in high-risk, marginalized communities across Portland, California, Arizona, and Alaska as a certified nurse-midwife. She supported Spanish-speaking families through deliveries in Woodburn and welcomed babies onto the Navajo Reservation. 


Dr. Solomon has several offspring of her own; four adults, one who lives with high-needs autism. She intimately understands maternal and adult mental health, parenting, disability, blended-family well-being, end of life (all areas of psychiatric expertise), and community involvement from the inside-out. Coming from a religious minority, her intersectional identity also offers a rich perspective on equity and inclusion in all she does. 



Academic Portfolio

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2016

PhD in Nursing, Gerontology     


Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Portland, OR 2011

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate                                                                                        


Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2004

PMHNP Post-Masters Certificate                                                                                                               


Yale University, New Haven, CT 1984

MSN, Honors in Nurse-Midwifery                                                                                                         


Reed College, Portland, OR 1980

BA in Psychology                                                                                                                                             

Awards & Honors

Grand Award, Social Media (blog post) - 2020

     APEX (Awards for Publishing Excellence)

AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence - 2019

     American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Winner, Top Docs and Nurses - 2014, ’16 (online), ’18, ’19

     Portland Monthly                                   

Hartford Award for Research and Practice  2015

     Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence, OHSU

Dean’s Award  - 2014   

     Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing                                              

Other Essential Activities:

  • Chair, Implementation Task Force, Nurse Expansion, Oregon Wellness Program - 2021-present 

  • Member. OHSU School of Nursing Women’s Health Research Interest Group - 2022-2023

  • Chair, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon - 2021-2022

  • Advisory Member, Lines for Life, Substance Abuse/Mental Health Helpers Initiative - 2020-2021  

  • Workforce Co-chair, Governor’s Behavioral Health Policy Advisory Council  - 2019-2020

  • Chair, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Health Policy Committee - 2018-2020

  • Board member, ONA Board of Directors - 2019-2022

  • Board member, ONA Cabinet on Health Policy -  2018-2019

  • Board member, Program Committee, Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association - 2014 – 2018

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