Kevin P. Weinfurt, PhD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, effective July 17, 2023.
Weinfurt will serve as interim chair for 12 months while Chair Lesley Curtis, PhD, assists the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its evidence generation initiative. Curtis will continue to serve in her faculty roles as professor of population health sciences and professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine during her one-year appointment to the FDA program.
Weinfurt is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences and vice chair of research in the Department of Population Health Sciences. He is a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and holds secondary appointments as a professor of psychology and neuroscience, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics, and as a faculty associate of the Trent Center for the Study of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. Weinfurt also co-directs the Center for Health Measurement at Duke and is co-director of the Clinical Research Training Program.
Weinfurt conducts research on measuring patient-reported outcomes, medical decision making, and bioethics. In addition to conducting research, he 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.