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

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

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Development and Initial Validation of the PROMIS(®) Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measures Version 2.0.J Sex Med, vol. 12, no. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 1961–74. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jsm.12966. Full Text

Beskow, Laura M., et al. “Informed consent for biobanking: consensus-based guidelines for adequate comprehension.Genet Med, vol. 17, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 226–33. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/gim.2014.102. Full Text

Havrilesky, Laura J., et al. “Patient preferences in advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer.Cancer, vol. 120, no. 23, Dec. 2014, pp. 3651–59. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/cncr.28940. Full Text