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Course Directors

Hayden B. Bosworth, Ph.D.

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Telephone:

(919) 286-6936

Location:

Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) Room: 152

Bruce Burnett, Ph.D., RAC

Director of Regulatory Affairs, DTMI, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Clinical Pharmacology

Telephone:

(919) 668-7178

Location:

200 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

David Edelman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Telephone:

(919) 668-7218

Location:

Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) Room: EG006

Research Interests:

Dr. Edelman’s primary research interest is in randomized trials of novel system redesign interventions to improve chronic illness outcomes. He has led several studies of re-design interventions in both screening and outcomes. He has a special focus on diabetes as a model chronic illness for his interventions. He also has a strong interest in research education for physicians and medical students.

Steven C. Grambow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Director, CRTP

Telephone:

(919) 684-1292

919-684-8038

Location:

Hock Plaza Suite 1105

Simon Gray Gregory, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Medicine,
Associate Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Director of Genomics and Epigenetics, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Telephone:

(919) 684-0726

Research Interests:

Simon Gregory’s research applies the experience he gained from leading the mapping of the mouse genome and the sequencing of human chromosome 1 for the Human Genome Project to elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying multi-factorial diseases. His primary area of research involves the identification of the genetic, genomic, and epigenetic factors that give rise to the development of chronic complex disease. Dr. Gregory is Director of the Duke Epigenetics and Epigenomics Program and Director of the Duke Bioinformatics Workshop, a forum for researchers to gain in-depth experience using publicly available molecular genomics databases.

Michael D. Gunn, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Immunology

Telephone:

(919) 681-0840

Research Interests:

The focus of our work is on understanding how dendritic cells and other myeloid cells initiate and regulate immune responses. We are also using our knowledge of immunology to develop diagnostics and therapeutics for a variety of human diseases.

Susan Halabi, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Associate Professor in Surgery

Telephone:

(919) 681-2224

Location:

Hock Plaza Room #8019
Office Hours By appointment

Research Interests:

Design and analysis of clinical trials, survival analysis, statistical analysis of biomarker and microarray data, development and validation of prognostic models.

Courtney Van Houtven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine

Telephone:

(919) 286-0411 x 7100

Location:

2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests:

Aging and economics research interests encompass long-term care financing and long-term care policy; impact of family caregiving on health and economic outcomes of care recipients and caregivers; design and evaluation of family caregiver training programs intended to optimize caregiver and care recipient outcomes; health care delivery for persons with functional and cognitive limitations, including end-of-life care; policy evaluation.

Christopher D. Kontos, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Telephone:

(919) 684-2119

Location:

180A CARL Bldg, 213 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710

Research Interests:

Molecular mechanisms of vascular remodeling; signaling by endothelial receptor tyrosine kinases.

Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ph.D.

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine

Research Interests:

Progesterone and preterm birth prevention, preterm premature rupture of membranes, serum markers of infection, and apoptosis in fetal membranes

Evan Myers, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief of the Division of Clinical & Epidemiologic Research

Telephone:

(919) 201-4884

Location:

244 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710

Office Hours Scheduled as needed

Research Interests:

Include broadly the application of quantitative methods, especially mathematical modeling and decision analysis, to problems in women’s health. Recent and current activities include integration of simulation modeling and systematic reviews to inform decisions surrounding cervical, ovarian, and breast cancer prevention and control, screening for postpartum depression, and management of uterine fibroids.    We are also engaged in exploring methods for integrating guidelines development and research prioritization.    In addition, I have ongoing collaborations using the tools of decision analysis with faculty in other clinical areas  Research is conducted through the Division of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Evidence Synthesis Group in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke Cancer Institute.  I’m also the course director for CRP 259, “Decision Sciences in Clinical Research”, in Duke’s Clinical Research Training Program.

Emily O’Brien, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Medicine

Telephone:

(919) 668-0670

Research Interests:

Comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes, pragmatic health services research in Cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Carl F. Pieper, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Telephone:

(919) 660-7525

Research Interests:

Statistical: Longitudinal data analysis, hierarchical linear models, mixed models, psychometrics, reliability and scale construction.
Collaborative: Aging and geriatrics/gerontology, especially prospective epidemiologic studies and clinical trials of mortality, function, disability, dementia, depression, health service use and comorbidity.

Chris Simon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences

Research Interests:

Dr. Simon is a bioethicist and medical anthropologist.  He teaches and studies methods for improving the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and the protection of human participants in research. He has written on the ethics of research recruitment and informed consent in cancer trials, researcher identity, community health services research, and genomics research.

Kevin P. Weinfurt, Ph.D.

Professor in Population Health
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Telephone:

(919) 668-8019

John W. Williams, M.D, M.H.Sc.
Professor of Medicine

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Telephone:

(919) 684-7611

Location:

2424 Erwin Road, Suite 1105

Research Interests:

Implementing best practices; Mental illness in Primary care with a focus on depression and dementia; Quality indicators; Systematic reviews; Effectiveness Trials