A driving force for health equity

Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, MCR, FAAFP

OCHIN Senior Research Advisor
John & Sherrie Saultz Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine, OHSU

Dr. Jennifer (Jen) DeVoe is a practicing family physician, health services researcher, and national primary care leader based in Portland, Oregon. She is Professor and Department Chair in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Family Medicine, overseeing nearly 200 faculty and 72 resident physicians.

Dr. DeVoe served as the first Chief Research Officer and Executive Director of the OCHIN practice-based research network from 2010-2016 where she led the development of a unique community laboratory, linking together electronic health record (EHR) data from over 400 community health center clinics across multiple states to build the most robust safety net research database in the country. She is the past President of the North American Primary Care Research Group, the premiere international professional organization for primary care researchers.  Dr. DeVoe currently serves as a principal investigator or a co-investigator on several large federally-funded research studies.  She studies access to health care, disparities in care, and how policy changes and transformations in primary care affect patients’ health outcomes. She and her team pioneered the use of EHR data in research, studying primary care utilization by uninsured and underinsured populations, which has garnered her national attention, particularly relating to the Affordable Care Act. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine) in 2014.

Dr. DeVoe holds joint appointments in the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research. Dr. DeVoe graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in 1993 and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1999. She was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1997 and earned an MPhil and DPhil degree from Oxford University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. She completed her family medicine residency in 2004 and a master’s in clinical research from OHSU in 2010.


Building Meaningful Patient Engagement in Research: Case Study from ADVANCE Clinical Data Research Network

The OCHIN Community Information Network: Bringing Together Community Health Centers, Information Technology, and Data to Support a Patient-Centered Medical Village
Authors: DeVoe, J., Sears, A.

The ADVANCE network: accelerating data value across a national community health center network
Authors: Devoe, J. E., Gold, R., Cottrell, E., Bauer, V., Brickman, A., Puro, J., Nelson, C., Mayer, K., Sears, A., Burdick, T., Merrell, J., Matthews, P., Fields, S.

Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs) Are Promising Laboratories for Conducting Dissemination and Implementation Research

Electronic Health Record Tools to Assist with Children's Health Insurance Coverage: A Mixed Methods Study
Authors: DeVoe, J., Hoopes, M., Nelson, C., Cohen, D., Sumic, A., Hall, J., Angier, H., Marino, M., O'Malley, J., & Gold, R..
Journal: BMC Health Services Research

A Cohort Study of Public Health Insurance Coverage Loss among Oregon Adolescents
Authors: Angier H, Tillotson C., Wallace L., Marino, M., O'Malley, J., Sumic, A., Baker, L., Nelson, C., Huguet, N., Suchocki, A., Holderness, H., DeVoe, J.
Journal: Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Smoking cessation assistance: Before and After Stage 1 Meaningful Use Implementation

Cardiovascular care guideline implementation in community health centers in Oregon: a mixed methods analysis of real-world barriers and challenges

Medicaid Expansion Produces Long-Term Impact on Insurance Coverage Rates in Community Health Centers

Designing Health Information Technology Tools to Prevent Gaps in Public Health Insurance
Authors: Hall J., Harding R, DeVoe J., Gold R., Angier H., Sumic A., Nelson C., Likumahuwa-Ackman S., Cohen D.J.
Journal: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics

Maintaining Public Health Insurance Benefits: How Primary Care Clinics Help Keep Low-Income Patients Insured
Authors: Harding R, Hall J, DeVoe J, Angier H, Gold R, Nelson C, Likumahuwa-Ackman, S, Heintzman J, Sumic A, Cohen D.
Journal: Patient Experience Journal

Uninsured Primary Care Visit Disparities Under the Affordable Care Act

Community Health Center Utilization Following the 2008 Medicaid Expansion in Oregon: Implications for the Affordable Care Act

A New Role for Primary Care Teams in the United States Post-“Obamacare”: Track and Improve Health Insurance Coverage Rates

Perspectives in Primary Care: A Conceptual Framework and Path for Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Primary Care Practice

Trends in Type of Health Insurance Coverage for US Children and Their Parents: 1998-2011

Testing Health Information Technology Tools to Facilitate Health Insurance Support: A Protocol for an Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Randomized Trial

IMPACCT Kids Care: a real-world example of stakeholder involvement in comparative effectiveness research

The Association Between Medicaid Coverage for Children and Parents Persists: 2002-2010

Effect of Expanding Medicaid for Parents on Children’s Health Insurance Coverage: Lessons From the Oregon Experiment.

Community Health Center Use After Oregon's Randomized Medicaid Experiment