Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil

As a practicing family physician and doctorally trained health services researcher, Dr. Jennifer DeVoe studies access to health care, disparities in care, and the impact of practice and policy interventions on vulnerable populations. Her research portfolio spans both OHSU Family Medicine and OCHIN, Inc., a health IT network based in Portland, OR.

Dr. DeVoe leads a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in informatics, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, primary care, mental health, health-services research, clinical medicine, health-care disparities and anthropology. Using large health insurance claims, electronic health record (EHR), and self-reported datasets, this OHSU/OCHIN team uses informatics and analytics to conduct policy-relevant and practice-relevant studies. Research findings inform community, practice and policy interventions that help to improve the delivery of care for vulnerable populations and eliminate health disparities.

Dr. DeVoe is Chief Research Officer at OCHIN where she serves as executive director of the OCHIN practice-based research network of community health centers. OCHIN operates in 19 states, supports more than 100 health-center networks and more than 4,500 medical providers who serve more than 2.5 million patients. Since 2004, Dr. DeVoe has collaborated with investigators on more than 30 studies to conduct health services, primary care, and disparities research in primary care clinics in the OCHIN network.

Dr. DeVoe is currently the principal investigator on five research studies funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, with nearly $20 million in active grant funding. She also serves as PI of the ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network, part of PCORnet, which is 'horizontally' integrating outpatient EHR data, creating a unique community laboratory for including disadvantaged and vulnerable patients across the country.

Dr. DeVoe earned her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar in 1996, she also earned an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. She completed her family medicine residency at OHSU in 2004.

Dr. DeVoe is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She sees patients at the OHSU Family Medicine at Gabriel Park clinic. As an associate professor with OHSU Family Medicine, she precepts medical students and residents; and mentors graduate students, fellows and junior faculty members. She holds joint appointments in the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research. She also serves on the National Core Team for Family Medicine for America's Health Board of Directors and is vice president of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Board of Directors. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2014.

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Areas of Research Keywords

Health Services Research, Access to Health Care Services, Children's Health Insurance, Primary Care, Preventive Health Care Services, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Patient-Physician Communication, Comparative Health Policy

Recent Publications

DeVoe JE. (2015) Perspective: When Knowing More About a Patient Enables Us to Do Less. Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. 2015 Oct 1: 175(10):1605-6. PubMed PMID: 26280240.

DeVoe JE, Tillotson C, Angier H, Marino M, O'Malley J, Wallace L, Gold R. Trends in Type of Health Insurance Coverage for US Children and Their Parents: 1998-2011. Academic Pediatrics. 2015 Aug 18. pii: S1876-2859(15)00217-X. PMID: 26297668.

Huguet N, DeVoe JE. Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Medicine, Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2015 Oct 5. pii: S0025-6196(15)00763-6. PMID: 26455885.

Gold R, Hollombe C, Bunce A, Nelson C, Davis JV, Cowburn S, Perrin N, DeVoe JE, Mossman N, Boles B, Horberg M, Dearing JW, Jaworski V, Cohen DJ, Smith D. Study of Practices Enabling Implementation and Adaptation in the Safety Net (SPREAD-NET): a pragmatic trial comparing implementation strategies, Implementation Science, 2015 Oct 16;10(1):144. PMID: 26474759.

DeGruy RV, Ewigman B, DeVoe JE, Hughes L, James P, Schneider FD, Hickner J, Stange K, Van Fossen T, Kuzel AJ, Mullen R. A Plan for Useful and Timely Family Medicine and Primary Care Research, Family Medicine, 2015 Sept;47(8):636-42 PMID: 26382122.

Philips RL Jr, Bazemore AW, DeVoe JE, Weida TJ, Krist AH, Dulin MF, Biagioli FE, A Family Medicine Health Technology Strategy for Achieving the Triple Aim for US Health Care, Family Medicine, 2015 Sept;47(8): 628-35 PMID: 26382121.

Puffer JC, Borkan JM, DeVoe JE, Davis A, Philips RL Jr, Green LA, Saultz JW, Envisioning a New Health Care System for America. Family Medicine, 2015 Sept;47(8):598-603 PMID: 26382117.

Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Angier H, Sumic A, Harding RL, Cottrell EK, Cohen DJ, Nelson CA, Burdick TE, Wallace LS, Gallia C, DeVoe JE. IMPACCT Kids Care: a real-world example of stakeholder involvement in comparative effectiveness research. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2015 Aug;4(4):351-7. PMID: 26274796.

Marino M, Bailey SR, Gold R, Hoopes M, O' Malley JP, Huguet N, Heintzman J, Gallia C, McConnell KJ, DeVoe JE. Receipt of Preventive Services after Oregon's Randomized Medicaid Experiment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Oct 13. pii: S0749-3797(15)00423-7. PMID: 26497264.

DeVoe JE, Huguet N, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Angier H, Nelson C, Marino M, Cohen D, Sumic A, Hoopes M, Harding RL, Dearing M, Gold R. Testing health information technology tools to facilitate health insurance support: a protocol for an effectiveness-implementation hybrid randomized trial. Implementation Science, 2015 Aug 25;10(1):123. PMID: 26652866

Hoopes MJ, Angier H, Gold R, Bailey S, Huguet N, Marino M, DeVoe JE. Utilization of Community Health Centers in Medicaid Expansion and non-Expansion States, 2013-2014. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 2016 Jan 13;PMID: 26765808

Hatch B, Tillotson C, Angier H, Marino M, Hoopes M, Huguet N, DeVoe JE. Using the Electronic Health Record for Assessment of Health Insurance in Community Health Centers, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2016;PMID: 26911812

Hatch B, Bailey SR, Cowburn S, Marino M, Angier H, Devoe JE. Community Health Center Utilization following the 2008 Medicaid Expansion in Oregon: Implications for the Affordable Care Act. American Journal of Public Health, 2016 Feb 18:e1-e6. PMID: 26890164

DeVoe JE, Bazemore AW, Cottrell EK, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Grandmont J, Spach N, Gold R. Perspectives in Primary Care: A Conceptual Framework and Path for Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Primary Care Practice, Annals of Family Medicine, 2016 March;14(2):104-8. PMID: 26951584

Gold R, Esterberg E, Hollombe C, Arkind J, Vakarcs T, Tran H, Burdick T, DeVoe JE, Hornberg M. Low Back Imaging When Not Indicated –A Descriptive Cross-system Analysis. The Permanente Journal, 2016 Feb 25;20(2). PMID: 26934626

Bailey SR, Marino M, Hoopes M, Heintzman J, Gold R, Angier H, O'Malley JP, DeVoe JE. Healthcare Utilization after a Children's Health Insurance Program Expansion in Oregon. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016;doi:10.1007/s10995-016-1971-7 [e-pub ahead of print]