Kevin Phillip Weinfurt

Kevin Phillip Weinfurt

Professor in Population Health Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Georgetown University 1997


Kevin P. Weinfurt, PhD, is a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. He holds a secondary appointment as a professor of psychology and neuroscience. He is co-director of the Clinical Research Training Program (Masters degree offered through the School of Medicine).

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, the psychology of medical decision making; and graduate courses in multivariate statistics and patient-reported outcomes research.

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

Beskow, Laura M., et al. “Improving biobank consent comprehension: a national randomized survey to assess the effect of a simplified form and review/retest intervention..” Genet Med, vol. 19, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 505–12. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/gim.2016.157. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Assessment of vulvar discomfort with sexual activity among women in the United States..” Am J Obstet Gynecol, vol. 216, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 391.e1-391.e8. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2016.12.006. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Sexual function and satisfaction among heterosexual and sexual minority U.S. adults: A cross-sectional survey..” Plos One, vol. 12, no. 4, 2017. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174981. Full Text Open Access Copy

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Sexual Satisfaction and the Importance of Sexual Health to Quality of Life Throughout the Life Course of U.S. Adults..” J Sex Med, vol. 13, no. 11, Nov. 2016, pp. 1642–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.08.011. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P. “The Need to Improve Care and Research on Sexual Functioning in Cardiology..” Jama Cardiol, vol. 1, no. 7, Oct. 2016, pp. 765–66. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.2436. Full Text

Topazian, Rachel, et al. “Physicians' perspectives regarding pragmatic clinical trials..” J Comp Eff Res, vol. 5, no. 5, Aug. 2016, pp. 499–506. Pubmed, doi:10.2217/cer-2016-0024. Full Text

Yang, Claire C., et al. “Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network..” J Urol, vol. 196, no. 1, July 2016, pp. 146–52. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.juro.2016.01.007. Full Text

Cook, Karon F., et al. “PROMIS measures of pain, fatigue, negative affect, physical function, and social function demonstrated clinical validity across a range of chronic conditions..” J Clin Epidemiol, vol. 73, May 2016, pp. 89–102. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.038. Full Text

Sugarman, Jeremy, et al. “Using Cognitive Interviews to Enhance Measurement in Empirical Bioethics: Developing a Measure of the Preventive Misconception in Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials..” Ajob Empir Bioeth, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016, pp. 17–23. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/23294515.2015.1037967. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Patients' Views Concerning Research on Medical Practices: Implications for Consent..” Ajob Empir Bioeth, vol. 7, no. 2, 2016, pp. 76–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/23294515.2015.1117536. Full Text


Selected Grants

Assessing the Use and Understanding of Certificates of Confidentiality awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2010 to 2013

CTSA UL awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2006 to 2012

Understanding Patient Expectations of Treatment Outcomes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2011

PROMIS awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2009

Mammography Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Sponsor). 2006 to 2009

ACTION EQOL STUDY awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2002 to 2008

CSP 442 - #1416 awarded by Department of Veterans Affairs (Fiscal Specialist). 2000 to 2005