Research and Scholarship

Understanding and transforming health care through innovation

The collaborative research section nurtures innovative ideas for study and translates them into primary care practice.

Meet our Chair, Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., and learn more about our research


Thompson JH, Davis MM, Michaels L, Rivelli J, Castillo M, Younger B, Castro M, Reich S, Coronado G. Using Boot Camp Translation to Refine a System-based Intervention to Improve Rates of Colon Cancer Screening Among Latino Patients in Community Health Centers. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. In press.

Zahnd, WE; Davis, MM; Rotter, JS; Vanderpool, RC; Perry, CK; Shannon, J; Ko, LK; Wheeler, SB; Odahowski, CL; Farris, PE; Eberth, JM. Rural-Urban Differences in Financial Burden among Cancer Survivors: An Analysis of a Nationally Representative Survey. Supportive Care in Cancer. In Press.

Kohli R**, Howk S, Davis MM [senior author]. Barriers and Facilitators of Dental Care in African American Seniors: A Qualitative Study of Consumers' Perspective. Health Education & Care. In Press.

O’Leary MC, Hassmiller Lich K, Gu Y, Wheeler SB, Coronado GD, Bartelmann SE*, Lind BK, Mayorga ME, Davis MM [senior author]. Effects of National and State Policy Changes on Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Newly Age Eligible Medicaid Members, 2010 – 2014. BMC Health Services Research. In Press.

West, N. B., Powers, N., Hockett, W., Cantone, R. E., & Farley, M. (2019). Increasing Naloxone Availability in Rural Communities. The Annals of Family Medicine, 17(2), 178-178. doi:10.1370/afm.2374


Odahowski C, Zahnd W, Perr C, Davis M, Edward J, Vanderpool R, Eberth J. Financial Hardship among Rural Cancer Survivors in the United States. Poster presentation at the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Tampa, FL. March 2019.

Gunn, R, Davis, MM, Dickinson, C, Stock, I, Ferrara, L, Hatch, B, Fagnan, LJ, Carney, P. The Rural Adolescent Vaccine Enterprise: Increasing HPV Immunization Rates in Rural Oregon. Oral presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology 79th Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. March 2019.

Davis MM. Boundary Spanners and Participatory Implementation Science: Lessons Learned in Rural Oregon. Invited talk for the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Seminar at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. March 2019.

Bailey SR, Heintzman J, Jacob RL, Puro L, Marino M. Tobacco use assessment among adolescent primary care patients. Poster presented at the 2019 Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco 25th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 22nd, 2019.

Coleman, C. Training Health Professionals for Clear Communication. Legacy’s 8th annual Oregon and Southwest Washington Health Literacy Conference, 3/22/19.