Dr. Weinfurt is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University Medical Center and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute; Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; and a Faculty Associate of the Trent Center for the Study of Medical Humanities and Bioethics.
Dr. Weinfurt was a principal investigator in the NIH PROMIS Network, where he led the development of the SexFS to measure male and female sexual function and satisfaction. Currently, he serves as the President of the PROMIS Health Organization and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He is co-chair of the coordinating center for the NIH Health Systems Research Collaboratory and co-chair of NIDDK’s Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network, for which he also leads the Self-Reported Measures workgroup. Dr. Weinfurt has served on advisory panels for the FDA and has taught patient-reported outcomes in educational programs at both the FDA and NIH. Dr. Weinfurt also co-directs Duke’s masters-level Clinical Research Training Program and has taught graduate courses in patient-reported outcomes research and multivariate statistics, along with undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, judgment and decision making, and the psychology of medical decision making.
Dr. Weinfurt’s research has been featured on NPR Marketplace, Business Week, ABC News, and US News & World Report. Dr. Weinfurt received his PhD in Psychology at Georgetown University and did graduate work in the history of science and philosophy of mind at Linacre College, Oxford.