Ph.D. Student Profile

Cesar  Higgins Tejera, MD, MPH, MS

Cesar Higgins Tejera, MD, MPH, MS

  • Doctoral Student


MS in Biostatistics OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, 2019
MPH Health Management and Policy OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, 2013
M.D. Universidad del Magdalena, 2011

Research Interests & Projects

My research interests vary from mental health research on sexual minorities to intersectional research on disability and health. Methodologically, I am interested in using statistical methods to test epidemiological theories. In addition, I have been interested in the implementation of time series analysis to better understand populations' health dynamics. More recently, I have expanded my interest into Bayesian modeling and, missing data, and data simulation.

Selected Publications

  • Tejera, C. H., Horner-Johnson, W., & Andresen, E. M. (2019). Application of an Intersectional Framework to Understanding the Association of Disability and Sexual Orientation with Suicidal Ideation among Oregon Teens. Disability and health journal.
  • Izumi, B. T., Higgins, C. E., Baron, A., Ness, S. J., Allan, B., Barth, E. T., ... & Frank, B. (2018). Feasibility of Using a Community-Supported Agriculture Program to Increase Access to and Intake of Vegetables among Federally Qualied Health Center Patients. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(3), 289-296.