Research & Scholarship

John Heintzman at NAPCRG
John Heintzman, MD, (right) at the 40th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.

The Family Medicine Research Section is a community of clinicians, researchers, research associates, and research administrative staff. This collaborative team nurtures ideas and formulates them from research into practice. Besides offering mentoring and consultation for faculty by senior researchers, the Research Section has knowledgeable staff to identify research funding, budget development, grant applications and grants management

Recent research topics include:

  • Use of Prescription Monitoring Programs to Improve Patient Care
    & Outcomes
  • Health Policy/Health Services
  • Oregon Health Plan Study Practice Transformation and Implementation
  • Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes OF Educational Research
  • Rural Health Research

OCHIN earns PCORI award

Jennifer DeVoe, MD, is principal investigator

OCHIN logoA nearly $7 million award is being presented to OCHIN Inc. for a project aimed at developing and expanding a health-data network that will be part of a national research network. Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU Family Medicine, will serve as the principal investigator.

Jennnifer DeVoe, MD, DPhilThe award was one of 11 presented to clinical research data networks by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). OCHIN’s project, “Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE),” was awarded $6,994,142 over 18 months. The project will allow OCHIN to be part of PCORnet: The National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. This national network aims to increase the efficiency of health research.