David Buckley, MD, MPH

David Buckley, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, and Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a core research investigator with the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) and with the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN). He is skilled in the methods of primary care practice-based research, mixed quantitative and qualitative research, systematic review research, and epidemiology.

Dr. Buckley’s research addresses various aspects of primary care practice, including disparities in the receipt of clinical preventive services among rural residents and adults with disabilities. He has been funded as Principal Investigator by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for research engaging clinics and patients to improve cancer screening for people with physical disabilities. He has recently served as a co-investigator on projects evaluating linkages between primary care clinics and community resources for providing clinical preventive services, engaging community members as partners in translational research, and evaluating adverse effects and analgesia from opioids in older adults.

Buckley’s research also includes systematic evidence reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews across various health care topics for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the NIH Institute on Aging, and the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research. These reviews have been the bases for national clinical practice guidelines. He has particular expertise in the engagement of stakeholders and topic refinement for systematic reviews, for which he led the development of the EHC methods recommendations.

In 2014, Dr. Buckley was recognized with a departmental award for excellence for his teaching in the epidemiology and biostatistics track of the Oregon MPH program, where he is the Director or Co-Director of annual courses on Causal Inference in Epidemiology, Research Design, and Current Issues in Public Health.

Areas of Research Keywords

Primary Care Research; Systematic Review Research and Methods; Comparative Effectiveness Research; Practice-based Research; Preventive Services Delivery; Cancer Screening; Health Care Disparities; Implementation Research; Epidemiology