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

Hall, Mark A., et al. “Community hospital oversight of clinical investigators' financial relationships..” Irb, vol. 31, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 7–13.

Meropol, Neal J., et al. “Cancer patient preferences for quality and length of life..” Cancer, vol. 113, no. 12, Dec. 2008, pp. 3459–66. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/cncr.23968. Full Text

Epstein, Steven A., et al. “Primary care physicians' evaluation and treatment of depression: Results of an experimental study using video vignettes..” Med Care Res Rev, vol. 65, no. 6, Dec. 2008, pp. 674–95. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1077558708320987. Full Text

Abernethy, Amy P., et al. “Improving health care efficiency and quality using tablet personal computers to collect research-quality, patient-reported data..” Health Serv Res, vol. 43, no. 6, Dec. 2008, pp. 1975–91. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2008.00887.x. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Effects of disclosing financial interests on participation in medical research: a randomized vignette trial..” Am Heart J, vol. 156, no. 4, Oct. 2008, pp. 689–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2008.06.001. Full Text

Hooper, Lisa M., et al. “Virtual standardized patients: an interactive method to examine variation in depression care among primary care physicians..” Prim Health Care Res Dev, vol. 9, no. 4, Oct. 2008, pp. 257–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/S1463423608000820. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Decisional conflict among patients who accept or decline participation in phase I oncology studies..” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics : Jerhre, vol. 3, no. 3, Sept. 2008, pp. 69–77. Epmc, doi:10.1525/jer.2008.3.3.69. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Expectations of benefit in early-phase clinical trials: implications for assessing the adequacy of informed consent..” Med Decis Making, vol. 28, no. 4, July 2008, pp. 575–81. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0272989X08315242. Full Text

Fleisher, Linda, et al. “Using health communication best practices to develop a web-based provider-patient communication aid: the CONNECT study..” Patient Educ Couns, vol. 71, no. 3, June 2008, pp. 378–87. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.02.017. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Effects of disclosing financial interests on attitudes toward clinical research..” Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 23, no. 6, June 2008, pp. 860–66. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11606-008-0590-4. Full Text