Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH

Richard Deyo is OHSU Professor and the Kaiser-Permanente Endowed Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Deyo is a 1971 graduate of Grinnell college. He completed Medical School at Penn State (Hershey Medical Center), and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then completed a research fellowship and MPH degree at the University of Washington as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.  

Deyo is a Deputy Editor of Spine and a member of the Editorial Board of the Back Review Group of the Cochrane Collaboration. He is co-editor of the book Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Concepts and Approaches. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award for career achievement in research from the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. 

Dr. Deyo has a long-standing research interest in measuring patient function, involving patients in clinical decisions, and managing low back pain. He has recently been studying inappropriate use of medical technology, and the commercial, political, and media forces that affect it. The resulting book, Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises, was published in 2005. 

Richard A. Deyo MD, MPH

Kaiser Permanente Professor of Evidence-Based 

   Family Medicine

Director, KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research 

  Career Development Program

Director, OCTRI Community and Practice-based Research

Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine 

Oregon Health and Science University 

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd 

Portland, Oregon 97239-3098