Richard A. Deyo M.D., M.P.H.
Richard A. Deyo, M.D., M.P.H. is the Kaiser Permanente Professor of Evidence-Based Family Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University. He was a Director of the UW Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program for 14 years.
Dr. Deyo is a Deputy Editor of Spine, and recently co-edited the book Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Concepts and Approaches. He is an active member of the Association of American Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Deyo has a long-standing research interest in measuring patient function, involving patients in clinical decisions, and managing low back pain. He was a member of the AHCPR guideline panel for acute low back problems, and of a National Academy of Science panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace. He has recently been studying inappropriate use of medical technology, and the commercial, political, and media forces that affect it. The resulting book,Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises, was published in 2005. Dr. Deyo remains active in clinical teaching and practice as well as research.