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Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter

Wei (Denise) Duan-Porter, MD, PhD is interested in how to improve physical function and other patient-centered outcomes for adults with multiple chronic conditions. Her research has examined how psychosocial factors contribute to functional outcomes, cardiovascular health, and mortality risk for adults with serious medical conditions.  Her work also involves evidence syntheses, and developing methods for systematically addressing broad questions of clinical importance. 

CURRENT POSITIONS
  • Staff Physician, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota

RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Physical function and disability in adults with multiple chronic conditions
• Psychosocial determinants of health, impact on health outcomes and healthcare utilization
• Evidence synthesis and evidence-based practice

EDUCATION
• BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
• BA, International Politics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
• MD/PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
• Health Services Research Fellowship, Durham VA Health Care System and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

CONTACT INFO
612.725.2000
Email: Denise Duan-Porter

Check out a full publication list on NIH.