Research initiatives

Research at Duke Palliative Care

Our research is committed to improving the quality of our patient care, through finding better ways of alleviating suffering and reducing pain, and improving quality of life for people with serious illness and their families. We pursue this mission through research in areas including:

  • Communication                                             
  • Understanding the experience of serious illness 
  • Symptom management
  • Culture and end-of-life care
  • New models of care
  • Research tools

Affiliated Investigators

Arif Kamal, MDKimberly Johnson, MDThomas LeBlanc, MDChristopher Cox, MDKathryn Pollak, MDLaura Porter, MDDonald Taylor, PhDPaula Lee, MDJudith Adams, MD