Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D.

  • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Chair, Family Medicine, School of Medicine


Dr. Jennifer DeVoe is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and a health services researcher. She leads the DeVoe Lab, which runs federally-funded grants that study access to health care, disparities in care, social determinants of health, and the impact of practice and policy interventions on vulnerable populations. The DeVoe Lab’s research portfolio spans both OHSU Family Medicine and OCHIN, Inc., a health IT network based in Portland, OR.

The DeVoe Lab is a multidisciplinary research team with expertise in informatics, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, primary care, mental health, health-services research, clinical medicine, health 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 currently the principal investigator on four 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. She also serves as co-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 a strong mentor for many students, residents and junior faculty interested in health services and health policy research. Dr. DeVoe is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and is a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2014.

Videos and Other Resources

Connecting Safety Net Clinics Across the Country for Comparative Effectiveness Research. In this 30 minute lecture from September 2014, Dr. DeVoe discusses the OCHIN and ADVANCE networks, and the potential for big data CER.

Creating Community Laboratories for Learning & Discovery: Practice-based Research Networks and 'Learning Health Systems' in Primary Care. In this 45 minute lecture from 2014, Dr. DeVoe discusses her research trajectory, collaboration with OCHIN, and vision for primary care research in the future.

We are the Scientists of OHSU. Dr. DeVoe was one of 20 OHSU researchers profiled in a short video.

Alumna Dr. Jennifer DeVoe honored for stellar early career. The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association's Early Career Achievement Award is presented to any alumnus or alumna from the OHSU School of Medicine who has made significant career contributions in improving health and social welfare in a community setting or in the areas of scientific research or academia within 15 years of graduation

Dr. Jennifer DeVoe named to AHRQ Council.

People to watch.

OCHIN earns PCORI award. Jennifer DeVoe, MD principal investigator for OCHIN’s project, “Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE).”

Education and training

    • M. Phil., 1998, Oxford University
    • M.D., 1999, Harvard University
    • Ph.D., 2001, Oxford University
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Family Medicine


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