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Amy Abernethy

Amy P. Abernethy MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Director, Duke Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute; Director, Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina

Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhD, a hematologist/oncologist and palliative care physician, is Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, Director of the Duke Center for Learning Health Care (CLHC) in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP) in the Duke Cancer Institute. She is an internationally recognized expert in health services research, comparative effectiveness research, patient reported outcomes (PROs), clinical informatics and patient-centered care. Dr. Abernethy participates integrally in current high-level national and international discussions about reforming the evidence development system, presenting a model for a rapid learning health care that coordinates clinical and research functions to better serve patients’ needs in an evidence-driven, cost-effective, and patient-centered manner.