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

Weinfurt, Kevin P., et al. “Research participants' high expectations of benefit in early-phase oncology trials: are we asking the right question?J Clin Oncol, vol. 30, no. 35, Dec. 2012, pp. 4396–400. Pubmed, doi:10.1200/JCO.2011.40.6587. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer.Psychooncology, vol. 21, no. 6, June 2012, pp. 594–601. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/pon.1947. Full Text

Hooper, Lisa M., et al. “Predictors of primary care physicians' self-reported intention to conduct suicide risk assessments.J Behav Health Serv Res, vol. 39, no. 2, Apr. 2012, pp. 103–15. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11414-011-9268-5. Full Text

Shelby, Rebecca A., et al. “Prospective study of factors predicting adherence to surveillance mammography in women treated for breast cancer.J Clin Oncol, vol. 30, no. 8, Mar. 2012, pp. 813–19. Pubmed, doi:10.1200/JCO.2010.34.4333. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Relationships between changes in patient-reported health status and functional capacity in outpatients with heart failure.Am Heart J, vol. 163, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 88-94.e3. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2011.09.027. Full Text

Beskow, Laura M., et al. “Institutional review boards' use and understanding of certificates of confidentiality.Plos One, vol. 7, no. 9, 2012, p. e44050. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044050. Full Text Open Access Copy

Eisenstein, Eric L., et al. “Impact of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Management Information System (PROMIS) upon the design and operation of multi-center clinical trials: a qualitative research study.J Med Syst, vol. 35, no. 6, Dec. 2011, pp. 1521–30. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10916-010-9429-8. Full Text

Kamble, S., et al. “PMD29 PATIENT TIME AND INDIRECT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SENSOR-AUGMENTED INSULIN PUMP THERAPY IN TYPE 1 DIABETES.” Value in Health, vol. 14, no. 3, Elsevier BV, May 2011, pp. A84–A84. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.jval.2011.02.468. Full Text

Flynn, Kathryn E., et al. “Sexual functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®).Psychooncology, vol. 20, no. 4, Apr. 2011, pp. 378–86. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/pon.1738. Full Text

Dinan, Michaela A., et al. “Use of patient-reported outcomes in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials.Med Care, vol. 49, no. 4, Apr. 2011, pp. 415–19. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182064aa2. Full Text