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Devon Karnes Check

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


  • Cancer care
  • Palliative care
  • Serious illness care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Shared decision-making
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Quality measurement
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Healthcare system-partnered research

Selected Grants


NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory-Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2028

Couple Communication Skills Training for Advanced Cancer

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2024

Collaboratory Resource Coordinating Center for Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain (PRISM) (U24)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Understanding and Addressing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-prescribing among Older Adults with Cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory-Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2028

Couple Communication Skills Training for Advanced Cancer

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2024

Collaboratory Resource Coordinating Center for Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain (PRISM) (U24)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Understanding and Addressing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-prescribing among Older Adults with Cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions to Enhance Equity in Oncology Genomic Testing

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by V Foundation for Cancer Research · 2022 - 2023

Testing a Nurse-Led Evidence-Based Exercise Program to Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Acute Leukemia

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Oncology Nursing Society Foundation · 2020 - 2022

Promotion of Prostate Cancer Screening Equity: A Quality Improvement Education Initiative

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Minority Quality Forum · 2021 - 2022

Disparities in the Use of Oral Anticancer Agents in Kidney Cancer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Yale University · 2021 - 2021

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Delivery Science · July 2016 - July 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow · Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Predoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Care Quality · May 2014 - May 2016 Predoctoral Fellow · National Cancer Institute

External Relationships


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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