Dr. Jennifer DeVoe appointed to PCORI Governing Board

Sept. 28, 2018

Dr. Jennifer DeVoe Jennifer DeVoe, M.D. R '04, M.C.R. '10, D.Phil., professor and chair of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, is among seven new members appointed to the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), made the announcement Sept. 24. Dr. DeVoe's term is for six years through September 2024.

PCORI aims to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make better-informed health decisions. Since December 2012, PCORI has funded hundreds of studies that compare health care options to learn which works best, given patients' circumstances and preferences. It also funds research to develop and improve clinical effectiveness research methods.

"These highly regarded professionals will assist the PCORI Governing Board as it continues to fund and evaluate patient-centered research aimed at helping patients make better health care decisions," Dodaro said, in a press release. "Their diversity of experiences and perspectives should prove very helpful as PCORI moves forward with its mission."

Dr. DeVoe, who also holds the John and Sherrie Saultz Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine, is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Her considerable research experience includes topics such as health care disparities, access to health care and children's health insurance. She was appointed chair of the Department of Family Medicine in 2016 and continues to see patients at the OHSU Family Medicine at Gabriel Park clinic.