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Joseph G Winger

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
DUMC Box 102506, Durham, NC 27710
2400 Pratt Street, 7th Floor, Room 7044, Durham, NC 27705


Joseph G. Winger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Winger's research focuses on developing and testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. His work emphasizes addressing spiritual and existential aspects of coping with debilitating symptoms, particularly maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose in life. Grants from the American Cancer Society and National Palliative Care Research Center have supported his research. Dr. Winger also serves as co-director of the Cognitive Behaviorally Informed Skills Training (CBIST) Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists. The CBIST program trains non-behavioral health specialists, specifically PTs and OTs, to integrate evidence-based cognitive and behavioral skills into their clinical practice to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2022 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis · 2017 Ph.D.