NAPCRG 2016 Recap

Family Medicine Researchers Take the Floor

12/06/16  Portland, Ore.

Jen DeVoe, MD; John Heintzman, MDThis November, OHSU Family Medicine's research team sent multiple representatives to the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)'s annual conference. This year was special not only because our very own chair, Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil. traveled to the conference as NAPCRG's president, but also because she was joined by an impressive group of presenters, award winners, and research game-changers from our department. 

From the Affordable Care Act to new health information technology tools, the team covered an array of timely topics in their oral presentations. Highlights included:

  • Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Medicaid Expansion vs. Non-Expansion States (Heather Angier, M.P.H.)
  • Clinic Factors Associated With Receipt of Needed Preventive Services (Brigit Hatch, M.D.)
  • Primary Care Capacity in an Alternative Payment Experiment (John Heintzman, M.D.)
  • Implementation of a Health Information Technology Tool to Promote Health Insurance Enrollment at Community Health Centers (Nat Huguet, Ph.D.)
  • Using Electronic Health Records for Accurate Adult Medicaid Coverage Continuity (Miguel Marino, Ph.D.)
  • Change in Chronic Disease Biomarkers Over Time: The Role of Medicaid Expansion (Miguel Marino, Ph.D.)
  • Elevating Patient Voices: Conducting and Disseminating Health Experiences Research in a Community Health Center Research Network (Erika Cottrell, Ph.D.)
  • Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Community Health Centers: Characteristics of New Patients and Early Changes in Delivery and Utilization (Brigit Hatch, M.D.)

  • Fulfilling an ACA Promise: Infrastructure needed to scale up Primary Care Extension Programs (Leah Gordon, M.P.H.)

  • Cardiovascular disease preventative services delivery rates among smaller primary care practices in 12 US States - Early Findings from EvidenceNOW (Miguel Marino, Ph.D.)
  • Extracting Clinical Quality Measures Data from Smaller Primary Care Practices- Early Learning from AHRQ's EvidenceNOW Initiative (Deb Cohen, Ph.D.
  • Harmonizing Measures for EvidenceNOW - A National Initiative to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Preventative Care and Practice Capacity (Bijal Balasubramanian, Ph.D.)
  • Recruiting Primary Care Practices in a Competitive Environment (Shannon Sweeney, Ph.D.)

  • Community Health Centers' Health IT Needs When Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Caring for Complex Patients (Khaya D. Clark, Ph.D.)

  • Implementation of an EHR Tool for Integrated Behavioral Health Clinicians (Tanisha Woodson, Ph.D.)

  • Data Analytics for Primary Care: Application to Adolescent Vaccinations (Rebecca Rdesinski, M.P.H., M.S.W.)
The research team was also joined by OHSU Family Medicine resident, Brian Park, M.D., who brought a poster description of his project, Advancing Health Equity: Clinic-Based Community Organizing.

OHSU Family Medicine at NAPCRG

The icing on the cake of a great week was Heather Angier, M.P.H.'s receipt of the President's Award, presented this year by Dr. DeVoe.


  • Top: Drs. Jennifer DeVoe and John Heintzman spend time at OHSU Family Medicine's table, armed with information about our research section
  • Bottom left: Heather Angier, M.P.H. accepts the President's Award for her work in primary care research
  • Bottom right: Resident Dr. Brian Park discusses his project on health equity