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Jeffrey G. Jarvik

Professor, Health Services
Professor, Radiology (primary appt.)
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy


MPH   University of Washington, 1995
MD   University of California (San Diego), 1987
BA   University of California (San Diego), 1981

Contact Info


325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

campus box:   359728
voice:   206-744-3561
fax:   206-744-8560

Technology assessment; diagnostic testing

Graves JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Jarvik JG, Franklin GM. Impact of an Advanced Imaging Utilization Review Program on Downstream Health Care Utilization and Costs for Low Back Pain. Med Care. 2018 Jun;56(6):520-528. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000917.  PMID: 29668650

Gold LS, Hansen RN, Avins AL, Bauer Z, Comstock BA, Deyo RA, Heagerty PJ, Rundell SD, Suri P, Turner JA, Jarvik JG. Associations of Early Opioid Use with Patient-Reported Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization Among Older Adults with Low Back Pain. Clin J Pain. 2017 Sep 14. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000557. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28915153    PMCID: PMC5837891
PubMed Central

Tan WK, Hassanpour S, Heagerty PJ, Rundell SD, Suri P, Huhdanpaa HT, James K, Carrell DS, Langlotz CP, Organ NL, Meier EN, Sherman KJ, Kallmes DF, Luetmer PH, Griffith B, Nerenz DR, Jarvik JG. Comparison of Natural Language Processing Rules-based and Machine-learning Systems to Identify Lumbar Spine Imaging Findings Related to Low Back Pain. Acad Radiol. 2018 Mar 28. pii: S1076-6332(18)30121-1. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2018.03.008. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29605561

Huhdanpaa HT, Tan WK, Rundell SD, Suri P, Chokshi FH, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, James KT, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Kallmes DF, Luetmer PH, Sherman KJ, Organ NL, Griffith B, Langlotz CP, Carrell D, Hassanpour S, Jarvik JG. Using Natural Language Processing of Free-Text Radiology Reports to Identify Type 1 Modic Endplate Changes. J Digit Imaging. 2018 Feb;31(1):84-90. doi: 10.1007/s10278-017-0013-3.  PMID: 28808792

Chokshi FH, Howard DH, Jarvik JG, Duszak R Jr. Trends in vertebral augmentation for spinal fractures in myeloma patients: a 2002-2012 population-based study using a large national cancer registry. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Feb;10(2):183-190. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013011. Epub 2017 Apr 6.  PMID: 28385726