Professor, Clinical Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics,;
Department of Internal Medicine,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, 43221
Dr. Jonas is a primary care physician, health services researcher, and the Director for the Division of General Internal Medicine. Prior to joining OSU in December 2020, Dr. Jonas was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for over 15 years where he worked as the Section Chief for Research in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and as the Deputy Director for Research, Director of the Program on Medical Practice and Prevention, and Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He has served as co-Director of the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center since 2012. Dr. Jonas’ primary research interests and areas of expertise include delivery of preventive services, chronic disease management, unhealthy alcohol use, implementation, and critical appraisal and synthesis of health literature. Dr. Jonas has led multiple clinical trials and numerous projects critically evaluating the scientific evidence on health care and health policy topics for groups making national recommendations, such as the Effective Healthcare Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Education and Training
- MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Administration
- NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
- Intern and Resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
- MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
- B.A. with Honors, Davidson College, in Medical Economics/Medical Ethics
In the News
Clark SD, Reuland SD, Enyioha C, Jonas DE. Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Program Websites. JAMA Intern Med. Epub April 13, 2020. PMID: pending. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0111
Hart LC, Mouw MS, Teal R, Jonas DE. What Care Models Have Generalists Implemented to Address Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care?: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 13 August 2019. PMID: pending. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05226-w
Barclay C, Viswanathan M, Ratner S, Tompkins J, Jonas DE. Implementing evidence-based screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use with Epic-based electronic health record tools. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019; 45: 566-74.
O’Conner EA, Perdue LA, Senger CA, Rushkin M, Patnode CD, Bean SI, Jonas DE. Screening and behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use in adolescents and adults: Updated evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Nov 13;320(18):1910-1928. PMID: 30422198. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.12086.
Feltner C, Wallace I, Berkman N, Kistler CE, Middleton JC, Barclay C, Higginbotham L, Green JT, Jonas DE. Screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Oct 23;320(16):1688-1701. PMID: 30357304. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.13212.
Jonas DE, Kahwati LC, Yun, JDY, Middleton JC, Coker-Schwimmer M, Asher GN. Screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Aug 7;320(5):485-498. PMID: 30088015. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.4190.
Jonas DE, Reddy S, Middleton JC, Barclay C, Green J, Baker C, Asher GN. Screening for cardiovascular disease risk with resting or exercise electrocardiography: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Jun 12;319(22):2315-2328. PMID: 29896633. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.6897.
Jonas DE, Ferrari RM, Wines RC, Vuong KT, Cotter A, Harris RP. Evaluating evidence on intermediate outcomes: considerations for groups making healthcare recommendations. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan;54(1S1):S38-S52. PMID: 29254524. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.08.033.
Krist AH, Wolff T, Jonas DE, Harris RP, LeFevre M, Kemper A, Mangione CM, Tseng CW, Grossman DC. Update on the methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Methods for understanding certainty and net benefit when making recommendations. Am Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan;54(1S1):S11-S18. PMID: 29254521. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.09.011.
Wolff TA, Krist AH, LeFevre M, Jonas DE, Harris RP, Siu A, Owens DK, Gillman MW, Ebell MH, Herzstein J, Chou R, Whitlock E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Update on the methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Linking intermediate outcomes and health outcomes in prevention. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan;54(1S1):S4-S10. PMID: 29254525. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.08.032.
Jonas DE, Amick HR, Wallace IF, Feltner C, Vander Schaaf EB, Brown CL, Baker C. Vision screening in children aged 6 months to 5 years: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2017 Sep 5;318(9):845-858. PMID: 28873167. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.9900.
Jonas DE, Miller T, Ratner S, McGuirt B, Golin CE, Grodensky C, Sturkie E, Kinley J, Dale M, Pignone M. Implementation and quality improvement of a screening and counseling program for unhealthy alcohol use in an academic general internal medicine practice. J Healthc Qual. 2017 Jan/Feb;39(1):15-27. PMID: 28045764. PMCID: PMC5213337. DOI: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000069.
Jonas DE, Amick HR, Feltner C, Palmieri Weber R, Arvanitis M, Stine A, Lux L, Harris RP. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults: evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2017 Jan 24;317(4):415-433. PMID: 28118460. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.19635.
Jonas DE, Garza D. An evidence-based approach to screening and appropriate interventions for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. J Comp Eff Res. 2016 Nov;5(6):521-524. PMID: 27582343. DOI: 10.2217/cer-2016-0047.
Jonas DE, Amick HR, Feltner C, Bobashev G, Thomas K, Wines R, Kim MM, Shanahan E, Gass CE, Rowe CJ, Garbutt JC. Pharmacotherapy for adults with alcohol use disorders in outpatient settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2014 May 14;311(18):1889-900. PMID: 24825644. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.3628.