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Brystana G. Kaufman

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences


Areas of Expertise: Health Economics, Health Policy, and Health Services Research

Dr. Kaufman is a health services researcher focused on improving the value of care for older adults. Her research is driven by a passion for whole-person models of care that integrate traditional clinical services with behavioral health, socioeconomic and social supports to address older adults’ diverse needs and reflect their preferences for care. Her research evaluates patient outcomes, resource use, and cost-effectiveness of value-based payment models and novel care strategies that impact seriously ill adults and their care partners. 

Dr. Kaufman received her Master of Science in Public Health and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Department of Population Health Sciences, she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and post-doctoral fellowship at the Margolis Center for Health Policy. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2021 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2020 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2018 Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2015 M.P.H.
Bowling Green State University · 2003 B.A.