Roger Chou, M.D., is a professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and geriatrics in the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He has served as director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center since 2012. Dr. Chou's research interests are systematic review methodology, meta-analysis, screening and preventive services, guideline development, and drug effectiveness. He has conducted systematic reviews in a number of areas, including chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, screening and prevention, diagnostic testing, and prognosis.
He has served as Director of the American Pain Society clinical guidelines program, the GRADE methodologist for the World Health Organization’s Division of Reproductive Health, is a member of the Cochrane Back Review Editorial Board, and co-chair of the National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Standing Committee. Dr. Chou is on several journal editorial boards and is an author on numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.