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Jennifer E. DeVoe, M.D.

  • Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Chair, Family Medicine, School of Medicine
  • John and Sherrie Saultz Professorship in Family Medicine Innovation


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.

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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