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Beth E. Devine

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Pharmacy (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Surgery


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


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

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


Beth Devine is a health services research scientist and health economist. She studies medication safety, specifically pharmacogenomic biomarker-guided medication use and adverse drug events using real world evidence from electronic health records. Her work draws from the disciplines of patient-centered outcomes research and clinical informatics; she employs methods from epidemiology, biostatistics, and decision analysis. Her second area of emphasis is evidence synthesis, network meta-analysis and network meta-analysis, wherein she teaches and mentors graduate students. Dr. Devine is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methods and served on the ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Task Force that developed guidelines to conduct network meta-analyses.

Comparative effectiveness research; clinical research informatics; evidence synthesis; medication management; health information technology
  • HSERV 584
    Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine

Canestaro WJ, Hendrix N, Bansal A, Sullivan SD, Devine EB, Carlson JJ. Favorable and publicly funded studies are more likely to be published: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Dec;92:58-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Aug 31. Review.  PMID: 28842289

Chavez LJ, Liu CF, Tefft N, Hebert PL, Devine B, Bradley KA. The Association Between Unhealthy Alcohol Use and Acute Care Expenditures in the 30┬áDays Following Hospital Discharge Among Older Veterans Affairs Patients with a Medical Condition. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2017 Oct;44(4):602-624. doi: 10.1007/s11414-016-9529-4.  PMID: 27585803    PMCID: PMC5332352
PubMed Central

Viswanathan M, McPheeters ML, Murad MH, Butler ME, Devine EEB, Dyson MP, Guise JM, Kahwati LC, Miles JNV, Morton SC. AHRQ series on complex intervention systematic reviews-paper 4: selecting analytic approaches. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 15. pii: S0895-4356(17)30639-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.06.014. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28720515

Pigott T, Noyes J, Umscheid CA, Myers E, Morton SC, Fu R, Sanders-Schmidler GD, Devine EEB, Murad MH, Kelly MP, Fonnesbeck C, Petticrew M, Kahwati L, Beretvas SN. AHRQ Series on Complex Intervention Systematic Reviews - Paper 5: Advanced Analytic Methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 27. pii: S0895-4356(17)30640-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.06.015. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28720512

Edwards TC, Lavallee DC, Clowes AW, Devine EB, Flum DR, Meissner MH, Thomason ET, Barbic SP, Beck SJ, Patrick DL. Preliminary validation of the Claudication Symptom Instrument (CSI). Vasc Med. 2017 Dec;22(6):482-489. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17731623. Epub 2017 Sep 21.  PMID: 28931345

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.