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

Glickman, Seth W., et al. “Perspective: The case for research justice: inclusion of patients with limited English proficiency in clinical research..” Acad Med, vol. 86, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 389–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e318208289a. Full Text

Kelly, Morgen A. R., et al. “Describing depression: congruence between patient experiences and clinical assessments..” Br J Clin Psychol, vol. 50, no. 1, Mar. 2011, pp. 46–66. Pubmed, doi:10.1348/014466510X493926. Full Text

Cella, David, et al. “The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) developed and tested its first wave of adult self-reported health outcome item banks: 2005-2008..” J Clin Epidemiol, vol. 63, no. 11, Nov. 2010, pp. 1179–94. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.04.011. Full Text

Beskow, Laura M., et al. “Developing a simplified consent form for biobanking..” Plos One, vol. 5, no. 10, Oct. 2010. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013302. Full Text Open Access Copy

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Sleep-wake functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS(®))..” Psycho Oncology, vol. 19, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1086–93. Epmc, doi:10.1002/pon.1664. Full Text

Hall, Mark A., et al. “Commentary: Per capita payments in clinical trials: reasonable costs versus bounty hunting..” Academic Medicine, vol. 85, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1554–56. Epmc, doi:10.1097/acm.0b013e3181ef9cc6. Full Text

Beskow, Laura M., et al. “Simplifying informed consent for biorepositories: stakeholder perspectives..” Genet Med, vol. 12, no. 9, Sept. 2010, pp. 567–72. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181ead64d. Full Text

Sulmasy, Daniel P., et al. “The culture of faith and hope: patients' justifications for their high estimations of expected therapeutic benefit when enrolling in early phase oncology trials..” Cancer, vol. 116, no. 15, Aug. 2010, pp. 3702–11. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cncr.25201. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Oversight of financial conflicts of interest in commercially sponsored research in academic and nonacademic settings..” J Gen Intern Med, vol. 25, no. 5, May 2010, pp. 460–64. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11606-010-1264-6. Full Text

Fortune-Greeley, Alice K., et al. “Patient reactions to confidentiality, liability, and financial aspects of informed consent in cardiology research..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, vol. 3, no. 2, Mar. 2010, pp. 151–58. Pubmed, doi:10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.109.849273. Full Text