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

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

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Reliability and construct validity of PROMIS® measures for patients with heart failure who undergo heart transplant..” Qual Life Res, vol. 24, no. 11, Nov. 2015, pp. 2591–99. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11136-015-1010-y. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Development and Validation of a Single-Item Screener for Self-Reporting Sexual Problems in U.S. Adults..” J Gen Intern Med, vol. 30, no. 10, Oct. 2015, pp. 1468–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11606-015-3333-3. Full Text

McKinney, Ross E., et al. “Use of altered informed consent in pragmatic clinical research..” Clin Trials, vol. 12, no. 5, Oct. 2015, pp. 494–502. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1740774515597688. Full Text


Selected Grants

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

CSP 442 - #1416 awarded by (Fiscal Specialist). 2000 to 2005