Marian S. McDonagh is an professor in OHSU's Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, where she is an investigator in the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). Dr. McDonagh is principal investigator of the EPC Drug Effectiveness Review Project, which began in 2003 and is funded by a collaboration of organizations and evaluates the evidence on effectiveness and safety comparisons between drugs within and across classes. In addition, she works with the EPC Scientific Resource Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s Effective Healthcare Program on comparative effectiveness review methodology, conducts evidence review work with other groups, including the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and AHRQ’s Effective Healthcare Program, , and teaches a graduate level course in systematic review methodology. She is interested in comparative systematic reviews methodology and evidence-based medicine as applied to competing interventions.
McDonagh received a PharmD from the University of Washington, a BS in pharmacy from Oregon State University, and completed a residency at the Carl T. Hayden Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She served as a research fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, York, England, and currently serves as affiliate faculty at the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.