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Shelley Selph, M.D., M.P.H. (she/her)

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


Dr. Selph graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2001.  Always wanting to be a "small-town doc", after residency in Family Medicine she was the chief of staff and medical director of a critical access hospital and clinic in rural North Dakota where she practiced inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and emergency medicine.  She came to Oregon Health & Science University in 2008 to get a masters of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics which was followed by a fellowship in systematic review methodology.  She then accepted a faculty assignment with the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU where she is a core investigator with the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center. In this capacity she conducts systematic reviews on screening for and treatment of various medical diseases and conditions, which are then used to develop clinical practice guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Department of Defense, and various medical associations including the American Psychiatric Association, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Urological Association.

Education and training

  • Internship

    • Family Medicine
  • Fellowship

    • Research Fellowship - Systematic Review Methodology
  • Certifications

    • Family Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Chronic disease management, behavioral health, disability health, systematic review methodology


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Selected publications

  • Selph SS, Skelly AC, Jungbauer RM, Brodt E, Blazina I, Philipp TC, Mauer KM, Dettori J, Atchison C, Riopelle D, Stabler-Morris, S, Fu T, Yu Y, Chou R. Cervical degenerative disease treatment: A systematic review. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2023 Nov. Report No.:24-EHC001. PMID: 38011299.
  • Anger JT, Bixler BR, Holmes RS, Lee UT, Santiago-Lastra Y, Selph SS. Updates to recurrent uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women: AUA/CUA/SUFU guideline. J Urol. 2022 Sep;208(3):536-541.PMID: 35942788.
  • Chou R, Selph S, Blazina I, Bougatsos C, Jungbauer R, Fu R, Grusing S, Jonas DE, Tehrani S. Screening for glaucoma in adults: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA, 2022 May 24:327(20):1998-2012. PMID: 35608575.
  • Selph SS, Skelly AC, Wasson N, Dettori JR, Brodt ED, Elliot D, Dissinger KM, McDonagh M. Physical activity and the health of wheelchair users: A systematic review in multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Dec;102(12):2464-2481. PMID: 34653376.
  • McDonagh MS, Dana T, Kopelovich SL, Monroe-DeVita M, Blazina I, Bougatsos C, Grusing S, Selph SS. Psychosocial interventions for adults with schizophrenia: An overview and update of systematic reviews. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34384230.
  • Selph S, Patnode C, Bailey SR, Pappas M, Stoner R, Chou R. Primary care-relevant interventions for tobacco and nicotine use prevention and cessation in children and adolescents: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2020 Apr 28;323(16):1599-1608. PMID: 32343335.
  • Selph S, Bougatsos C, Dana T, Grusing S, Chou R. Screening for HIV infection in pregnant women updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2019 Jun 18; 321(23):2349-2360. PMID 31184704.
  • Selph S, Dana T, Blazina I, Bougatsos C, Zakher B, Chou R. Screening for type 2 diabetes: systematic review to update the 2008 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(11)765-76. PMID: 25867111.
  • Selph SS, Ginsburg AD, Chou R. Impact of contacting study authors to obtain additional data for systematic reviews: diagnostic accuracy studies for hepatic fibrosis. Syst Rev. 2014 Sep 19;3:107. PMID: 25239493.
  • Selph SS, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Nelson HD. Behavioral interventions and counseling to prevent child abuse and neglect: a systematic review to update the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Feb 5;158(3):179-190. PMID: 23338775.


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