Kevin Phillip Weinfurt

Kevin Phillip Weinfurt

Professor in Population Health Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Georgetown University 1997


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 the Study of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. 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 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

Dickert, Neal W., et al. “Reframing Consent for Clinical Research: A Function-Based Approach.Am J Bioeth, vol. 17, no. 12, Dec. 2017, pp. 3–11. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/15265161.2017.1388448. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Comparison of Approaches for Notification and Authorization in Pragmatic Clinical Research Evaluating Commonly Used Medical Practices.Med Care, vol. 55, no. 11, Nov. 2017, pp. 970–78. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000762. Full Text

DeLamater, John D., et al. “Patients' Conceptions of Terms Related to Sexual Interest, Desire, and Arousal.J Sex Med, vol. 14, no. 11, Nov. 2017, pp. 1327–35. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.09.009. Full Text

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Pragmatic clinical trials embedded in healthcare systems: generalizable lessons from the NIH Collaboratory.Bmc Med Res Methodol, vol. 17, no. 1, Sept. 2017, p. 144. Pubmed, doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0420-7. Full Text

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, p. e0174981. 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


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