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David A. Dorr M.D., M.S.

  • (503) 494-8562
    • Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine
    • Vice Chair Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Chief Research Information Officer
    • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program School of Medicine

Dr. Dorr earned his bachelor's degree in economics and his medical degree from Washington University, St. Louis. He then completed his internal medicine residency at OHSU, and earned a master's degree in medical informatics and health services administration from the University of Utah. He did several years of biostatistical consulting during undergraduate and medical school. His interests lie in collaborative care, chronic disease management, quality and the requirements of clinical information systems to support these areas. He also is interested in patient safety. Dorr is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Dorr is interested in providing the best care for older adults and those with chronic diseases. He has worked on longitudinal care management systems that help keep better track of patients' needs and goals, help them to manage their own conditions better, and make them feel like a valued member of the team.

Since 2018, Dr. Dorr has served as the Chief Research Information Officer, where he focuses on improving capabilities and deployment of innovations to manage data, information, and knowledge in both research and in translation to health care.

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  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical informatics
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine
    • Clinical Informatics

Honors and awards

  • AMIA New Investigator Award, 2007


  • "A business case for HIT adoption"   2010
  • "A meta-analysis of chromosome 18 linkage data for bipolar illness" Genetic Epidemiology  1997
  • "Architectural strategies and issues with health information exchange." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2006
  • "Racial differences in response to glaucoma medications in ocular hypertensive patients" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  1997
  • "Information technology to support improved care for chronic illness" Journal of General Internal Medicine December 2007
  • "A framework for information system usage in collaborative care" Journal of Biomedical Informatics June 2007
  • "Care management dosage" Journal of General Internal Medicine June 2007
  • "Medication review software to improve the accuracy of outpatient medication histories" Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing January 2012
  • "In reply [2]" American Journal of Managed Care May 2007
  • "Turning on the care coordination switch in rural primary care" Journal of Ambulatory Care Management July 2011
  • "User centered design in complex healthcare workflows" AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2009
  • "Lack of diurnal variation in vision, refraction, or keratometry after excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy" American Journal of Ophthalmology  1997
  • "Health information technology's potential to improve care" Texas Medicine July 2006
  • "The effectiveness of a secure email reminder system for colorectal cancer screening." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2009
  • "Quality of reporting of serious adverse drug events to an institutional review board" Clinical Cancer Research June 1 2009
  • "Racial and ethnic differences in clinical outcome trajectories for care managed patients" Medical Care November 10 2014
  • "A multi-perspective analysis of lessons learned from building an Integrated Care Coordination Information System (ICCIS)." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2012
  • "Simulation modeling of a check-in and medication reconciliation ambulatory clinic kiosk" Journal of Healthcare Engineering June 2011
  • "Implementing a multidisease chronic care model in primary care using people and technology" Population Health Management February 2006
  • "Evaluation of serious adverse drug reactions" JAMA Internal Medicine May 28 2007
  • "Problem list completeness in electronic health records" International Journal of Medical Informatics October 1 2015
  • "Primary care provider perceptions and use of a novel medication reconciliation technology" Journal of innovation in health informatics December 2011
  • "Integrating systematic chronic care for diabetes into an academic general internal medicine resident-faculty practice" Journal of General Internal Medicine November 2008
  • "Use of health-related, quality-of-life metrics to predict mortality and hospitalizations in community-dwelling seniors" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society April 2006
  • "Concordance of parapapillary chorioretinal atrophy in ocular hypertension with visual field defects that accompany glaucoma development" Ophthalmology  2000
  • "Venous thromboembolism and mortality associated with recombinant erythropoietin and darbepoetin administration for the treatment of cancer-associated anemia" JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association February 27 2008
  • "Impact of generalist care managers on patients with diabetes" Health Services Research October 2005
  • "Defining the medical home" Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine November 2012
  • "Information needs of nurse care managers." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2006
  • "Physician perspectives of nurse care management located in primary care clinics" The Journal of long term home health care : The PRIDE Institute journal  2007

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