Kevin A. Schulman, M.D.

Kevin Schulman, M.D., M.B.A. is a Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, and serves as Director of the Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Dr. Schulman also serves as the Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program, Director of the Center for the Study of Health Management and Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Dr. Schulman also holds appointments in the Center for Clinical Health Policy, serves on the Steering Committee for Duke’s new Genome Ethics Law and Policy Center, and the Durham Veterans Administration Health Services Research Unit. Dr. Schulman joined the faculty of Duke University Medical Center in 1999. The University has approved Dr. Schulman’s promotion to Professor of Medicine and Business effective July 1, 2001.

Dr. Schulman is an active researcher in health services research. His research has centered upon three broad themes: economic evaluation of clinical trials, health services research including access to care and the impact of managed care on clinical practice, and clinical decision making, especially the assessment of decision making for patients with life-threatening diseases. In addition, as Director of the Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Dr. Schulman will contribute to a decade-long, University-wide project to assess the potential impact of advances in molecular biology on the practice of medicine from the economic and policy perspectives.

Dr. Schulman has written extensively on his research topics, including peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and editorials that have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition, Dr. Schulman has written two monographs, and was Scientific Editor of two Monographs of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He also served as lead author for an educational CD-ROM on health economics. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of five journals: Health Services Research, the American Heart Journal, Pharmacoeconomics, Value in Health and Disease Management.

Dr. Schulman has served as an ad hoc member of study sections for AHCPR, NHLBI, and NCI, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is currently a standing member of the Department of Veterans Health Administration Cooperative Studies Evaluation Committee. Dr. Schulman has received research grants from the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Department of the Army, the National Library of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as many different private sources of research support.

Dr. Schulman is the recipient of one of only three awards given at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine for outstanding research by a trainee, a recipient of the Henry Christian Memorial Award for the outstanding abstract in clinical epidemiology and health services research at the American Federation for Clinical Research annual meeting in the spring of 1990 (this award was for all papers, not just those by trainees), and the recipient of the first prize award for best paper by a post-doctoral trainee at the October, 1990, annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He is the recipient of a two-year faculty development award from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation for the 1995-1997 period. In 1999, Dr. Schulman received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association for Health Services Research.

Dr. Schulman is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, and completed his Masters of Business Administration degree at the Wharton School prior to his residency training in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After his residency, he served as an Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schulman served on the faculty at Georgetown University beginning in 1992 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine (tenured) in 1997. At Georgetown University, he served as Director of the Clinical Economics Research Unit and was Director of two NRSA Fellowships in Primary Care and Health Services Research.