Richard A. Deyo MD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine, Department of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Richard Deyo is Professor Emeritus and previously the Kaiser-Permanente Endowed Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. He is a Deputy Editor of Spine and a member of the Editorial Board of the Back Review Group of the Cochrane Collaboration. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and in 2015 he received the Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. Dr. Deyo has a long-standing research interest in measuring patient function, involving patients in clinical decisions, and managing low back pain. 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. His second book, Watch Your Back! How the Back Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less – And What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment, was published in 2014.