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Kevin Phillip Weinfurt

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
Box 104023 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
215 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27705


Kevin P. Weinfurt, PhD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He holds secondary appointment as a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Professor of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and a Faculty Associate of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine. Dr. Weinfurt also co-directs the Center for Health Measurement at Duke and is co-director of the Clinical Research Training Program (Masters degree offered through the School of Medicine). Dr. Weinfurt worked as a Special Governmental Employee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for four years, helping to create the Patient-Focused Drug Development guidance series. He is also a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections. 

Dr. Weinfurt conducts research on measuring patient-reported outcomes, medical decision making, and bioethics. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Weinfurt has taught undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, judgment and decision making, and the psychology of medical decision making; and graduate courses in multivariate statistics, patient-reported outcomes, and research ethics.

Areas of Expertise: Bioethics, Health Measurement, Health Services Research, and Health Behavior

Current Appointments & Affiliations

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences · 2022 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2017 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Interim Chair of Population Health Sciences · 2023 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience · 2011 - Present Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2020 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 1999 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2017 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Georgetown University · 1997 Ph.D.