Headshot photo of Chris Hoekstra, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Chris Hoekstra, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


Dr. Hoekstra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology. He teaches courses in qualitative methods and organizational behavior.  In addition to his work at OHSU he serves as the Director of Knowledge Management for a large privately-owned physical therapy company in the NW.  His research eamphasizes organizatoinal facilitators and barriers to adoption of technology, with an emphasis on clinical quality and value.  In addition, he serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry which shapes the research agenda for registry data, and maintains integrity and clinical relevance of the data set.  He is also currently a memeber of an AHRQ-funded study exploring the safe use of medical scribes  

Education and training

    • B.S., 1998, Willamette University
    • D.P.T., 2002, Pacific University
    • M.B.I., 2016, Oregon Health & Science University
    • Ph.D., 2020, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship

    • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists 2006
    • NLM, Clinical Informatics , OHSU, 2018 - 2020
  • Certifications

    • Board Certification in Orthopedics, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Memberships and associations:

  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy



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