Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., associate professor of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IMO), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. DeVoe, a family physician and health services researcher and chief research officer at the Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN), was elected in recognition of her outstanding professional achievement and commitment to services in health and medicine.
“I am humbled by this great honor,” said Dr. DeVoe. “It is so exciting to get recognized by the IOM for the amazing work done by our teams at OCHIN and in the OHSU Department of Family Medicine. We are part of a national community of innovators committed to generating and spreading new knowledge relevant to primary care. This transformative work is vital to equipping primary care clinics and communities with the tools and information needed to improve population health.”
According to the IOM Member Directory web page, there are only seven current IOM members who list their academic affiliation as Oregon. Of those, four are from OHSU: Brian Druker, M.D.; Richard Goodman, M.D., Ph.D.; Joe Gray, Ph.D.; and Gary Westbrook, M.D. Dr. DeVoe is the eighth Oregon member and the fifth from OHSU. She is the first woman to be elected from both Oregon and OHSU.