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Kevin Weinfurt, PhD
In a JAMA opinion piece, Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, gives three recommendations to help researchers and clinicians get clarity on what is noticeable change vs....
Teen and Young Adult Opioid Epidemic
In a Health Affairs blog post, Charlene Wong, MD, Duke Pediatrics and Margolis Center; Sudha Raman, PhD and team argue that to fight the teen and young adult...
Drs. Lesley Curtis and Bryce Reeve
Lesley Curtis, PhD, and Bryce Reeve, PhD, were identified by Web of Science Group as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019. Fewer than 1% of researchers earn this...
Dr. Nina Sperber
In her Veteran’s Day op-ed, Nina Sperber, PhD, reflects on how the VA supports veteran’s families as caregivers and believes it’s a missed opportunity if all...

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