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. Her research portfolio spans both OHSU Family Medicine and OCHIN, Inc., a health IT network based in Portland, OR.

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. Using large health insurance claims, electronic health record (EHR), and self-reported datasets, this OHSU/OCHIN team uses 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 is Chief Research Officer at OCHIN where she serves as 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. Since 2004, Dr. DeVoe has collaborated with investigators on more than 30 studies to conduct health services, primary care, and disparities research in primary care clinics in the OCHIN network.

Dr. DeVoe is currently 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, with nearly $20 million in active grant funding. She also serves as PI of the ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network, part of PCORnet, which is 'horizontally' integrating outpatient EHR data, creating a unique community laboratory for including disadvantaged and vulnerable patients across the country.

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.

Dr. DeVoe 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 is vice president of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Board of Directors. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2014.

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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, Tillotson CJ, Angier H, Wallace L. (2015) Predictors of Children's Health Insurance Coverage Discontinuity in 1998 versus 2009: Parental Coverage Continuity Plays a Major Role. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2015 Apr;19(4):889-96. PMID: 25070735

DeVoe JE, Crawford C, Angier H, O'Malley J, Gallia C, Marino M, Gold R. (2015). The Association Between Public Coverage for Children and Parents Persists: 2002-2010. Matern Child Health J. Epub ahead of print.

Bailey SR, O'Malley JP, Gold R, Heintzman J, Marino M, DeVoe JE. (2015). Receipt of Diabetes Preventive Services Differs by Insurance Status at Visit. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, February, 48(2), 229-233.

Angier H, Hoopes M, Gold R, Bailey SR, Cottrell EB, Heintzman J, Marino M, DeVoe JE. (2015) An Early Look at Rates of Uninsured Safety Net Clinic Visits After the Affordable Care Act. Annals of Family Medicine, February, 13(1), 10-16. PMCID: PMC4291259

DeVoe JE, Marino M, Angier H, O'Malley J, Crawford C, Nelson C, Bailey S, Gallia C, Gold R. (2015). Expanding Medicaid for Parents Positively Affects Children's Health Insurance Coverage: Lessons from the Oregon Experiment Randomized Trial. JAMA Ped, Jan 5;169(1):e143145. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3145. PMID: 25561041