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. Dr. DeVoe is Principal Investigator on five research studies funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. DeVoe is 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. She is also 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 (National Institutes of Health), with nearly $20 million in active grant funding. Since 2006, Dr. DeVoe has collaborated with investigators on more than 30 studies, spanning 300 primary care clinics in the OCHIN network, funded by many federal agencies.  

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. This OCHIN team has a successful track record of partnering with communities and using community electronic health record (EHR) data sources, 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 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.

She 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 was a Puffer American Board of Family Medicine Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine from 2012-2014. 

Dr. DeVoe was recently elected vice president of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Board of Directors. Her term begins Nov. 24 at the conclusion of the NAPCRG Board of Directors meeting in New York City. After serving as vice president, her position will automatically advance to president and then to past president/board chair over the next three years.

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, Angier H, Likumahuwa S, Hall J, Nelson C, Dickerson K, Keller S, Burdick T, Cohen DJ. (2014) Use of Qualitative Methods and User-Centered Design to Develop Customized Health Information Technology Tools within Federally-Qualified Health Centers to Keep Children Insured. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 2014 Apr-Jun;37(2):148-54.

Coronado GD, Sanchez J, Petrik A, Kapka T, DeVoe JE, Green B. (2014) Advantages of Wordless Instructions on how to Complete a Fecal Immunochemical Test: Lessons from Patient Advisory Council Members of a Federally Qualified Health Center. Journal of Cancer Education Mar;29(1):86-90.

Angier H, Gold R, Crawford C, O’Malley J, Tillotson C, Marino M, DeVoe JE. (2014) Linkage Methods for Connecting Children with Parents in Electronic Health Record and State Public Health Insurance Data. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Feb 23.

Heintzman J, Bailey SR, Hoopes M, Le T, Gold R, O'Malley J, Cowburn S, Marino M, Krist AH, DeVoe JE. (2014) Agreement of Medicaid Claims and Electronic Health Records for Assessing Preventive Care Quality Among Adults. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Feb 7.

DeVoe JE, Sears A. (2013) COS Special Issue: The OCHIN Community Information Network: Bringing Together Community Health Centers, Information Technology and Data to Support a Patient-Centered Medical Village. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 1 May 2013; 26(3):271-278. PMCID: PMC3883432