ADVANCE: PI Bio

Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhilJennifer DeVoe, DPhil, MD

Principal Investigator: Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE)
Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN)

As a practicing family physician and doctorally‐trained health services researcher, Dr. Jennifer DeVoe studies access to health care, disparities in care, and the impact of practice and policy interventions on vulnerable populations. Dr. DeVoe is Principal Investigator on five research studies funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She leads a multidisciplinary team with expertise in informatics, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, primary care, health services research, clinical medicine, health care disparities, and anthropology. She has a successful track record of partnering with communities and using community electronic health record (EHR) data sources 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.

Since 2006, Dr. DeVoe has built collaborations with investigators at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, the State of Oregon, and OCHIN, Inc. (a national collaboration of community health centers) to develop the OCHIN EHR database. Dr. DeVoe has led or supported over 30 studies at OCHIN since 2006, spanning across 300 clinic practice sites, with over $20 million in grant funding.

As a physician-health services researcher, Dr. DeVoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. Dr. DeVoe also serves as the Executive Director of a practice-based research network of community health centers at OCHIN. She is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She sees patients at the OHSU Gabriel Park Family Medicine Clinic, precepts medical students and residents, and mentors graduate students, fellows and junior faculty members. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU and at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research. Dr. DeVoe serves on the 7-member National Core Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health and she is an Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine.

Last updated on July 9, 2014