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Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil

Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil
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. She leads a multidisciplinary team with expertise in informatics, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, primary care, health services research, clinical medicine, health care disparities, and anthropology. She has a successful track record of partnering with communities and using community electronic health record (EHR) data sources 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.

Since 2006, Dr. DeVoe has built collaborations with investigators at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, the State of Oregon, and OCHIN, Inc. (a national collaboration of community health centers) to develop the OCHIN EHR database. Dr. DeVoe has led or supported over 30 studies at OCHIN since 2006, spanning across 300 clinic practice sites, with over $20 million in grant funding.

As a physician-health services researcher, Dr. DeVoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. Dr. DeVoe also serves as the Executive Director of a practice-based research network of community health centers at OCHIN. She is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She sees patients at the OHSU Gabriel Park Family Medicine Clinic, precepts medical students and residents, and mentors graduate students, fellows and junior faculty members. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU and at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research. Dr. DeVoe serves on the 7-member National Core Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health and she is an Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine.

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