Emily (Beth) E. Devine

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education


PhD   University of Washington, 2008   (Health Services Research)
MBA   University of San Francisco, 1999   (Business Admin Masters)
PharmD   University of The Pacific, 1978
BPHARM   University of The Pacific, 1975   (Pharmacy)

Contact Info

email:   bdevine@uw.edu

Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7620

campus box:   357630
voice:   206-221-5760
fax:   206-543-3835

Research Interests

Comparative effectiveness research; clinical research informatics; evidence synthesis; medication management; health information technology

SciVal Experts Profile

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 529
    Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Evidence
  • HSERV 584
    Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine

Recent Publications

Sanderson JC, Devine EB, Lipton RB, Bloudek LM, Varon SF, Blumenfeld AM, Goadsby PJ, Buse DC, Sullivan SD. Headache-related health resource utilisation in chronic and episodic migraine across six countries. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;84(12):1309-17. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-305197. Epub 2013 Jun 29.  PMID: 23813744    PMCID: PMC3841803

Cimino JJ, Overby CL, Devine EB, Hulse NC, Jing X, Maviglia SM, Del Fiol G. Practical choices for infobutton customization: experience from four sites. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:236-45. eCollection 2013.  PMID: 24551334    PMCID: PMC3900175

Lau B, Overby CL, Wirtz HS, Devine EB. The association between use of a clinical decision support tool and adherence to monitoring for medication-laboratory guidelines in the ambulatory setting. Appl Clin Inform. 2013 Oct 16;4(4):476-98. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2013-06-RA-0041. eCollection 2013.  PMID: 24454577    PMCID: PMC3885910

Devine EB, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Devlin A, Edwards TC, Farrokhi ET, Kessler L, Lavallee DC, Patrick DL, Sullivan SD, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Yanez ND, Flum DR; CERTAIN Collaborative. A model for incorporating patient and stakeholder voices in a learning health care network: Washington State's Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;66(8 Suppl):S122-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.04.007.  PMID: 23849146

Ney JP, Devine EB, Watanabe JH, Sullivan SD. Comparative efficacy of oral pharmaceuticals for the treatment of chronic peripheral neuropathic pain: meta-analysis and indirect treatment comparisons. Pain Med. 2013 May;14(5):706-19. doi: 10.1111/pme.12091. Epub 2013 Apr 22.  PMID: 23691937

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for Ellen Farrokhi
Vascular interventional surgical care outcomes assessment program (VI SCOAP)


Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research is a growing field that aims to generate evidence to improve health care decisions for patients and providers. It examines the benefits and risks of different medical or healthcare interventions, including drugs and medical technology. The results of these comparison studies are used by medical professionals to make better informed healthcare decisions and thereby improve patient care.