Research Programs and Interests

Our faculty are leaders in studying mechanisms and practices that influence human health. Faculty primarily study ways to improve the spectrum of chronic disease, through their studies in the following areas:

Patient Centered Intervention Development and Assessment

  • Health Behavior
  • Health Communication
  • Shared and Informed Decision Making
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Health Services Delivery and Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Studies

  • Treatment and intervention outcomes
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Care Delivery Models

Disparities Studies

  • Population based studies
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Individual, family, community  intervention studies

Quality, Safety, and Implementation

  • Care Delivery Models
  • Quality Improvement, Safety
  • Learning Health System

Population Health and Health Policy

  • Health policy
  • Economic analyses
Scholarship occurs primarily within the Duke University School of Medicine, partnering with other programs and schools, including: