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

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

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

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, p. e13302. 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(®)).Psychooncology, vol. 19, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1086–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/pon.1664. Full Text

Hall, Mark A., et al. “Commentary: Per capita payments in clinical trials: reasonable costs versus bounty hunting.Acad Med, vol. 85, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1554–56. Pubmed, 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. Pubmed, 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