Hayden Barry Bosworth, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Senior Fellow in the Center for Study of Aging
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 600, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 286-6936
Email address boswo001@duke.edu

Dr. Bosworth is a health services research and Associate Director of the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and Adjunct Professor in Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests comprise three overarching areas of research: 1) clinical research that provides knowledge for improving patients’ treatment adherence and self-management in chronic care; 2) translation research to improve access to quality of care; and 3) eliminate health care disparities. 

Dr. Bosworth is the recipient of an American Heart Association established investigator award, the 2013 VA Undersecretary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research (The annual award is the highest honor for VA health services researchers), and a VA Senior Career Scientist Award. In terms of self-management, Dr. Bosworth has expertise developing interventions to improve health behaviors related to hypertension, coronary artery disease, and depression, and has been developing and implementing tailored patient interventions to reduce the burden of other chronic diseases. These trials focus on motivating individuals to initiate health behaviors and sustaining them long term and use members of the healthcare team, particularly pharmacists and nurses. He has been the Principal Investigator of over 20 trials resulting in over 250 peer reviewed publications and four books. This work has been or is being implemented in multiple arenas including Medicaid of North Carolina, The United Kingdom National Health System Direct, Kaiser Health care system, and the Veterans Affairs.

Areas of Expertise: Health Behavior, Health Services Research, Implementation Science, Health Measurement, and Health Policy

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1996


Préville, M, Susman, E, Zarit, SH, Smyer, M, Bosworth, HB, and Reid, JD. "A measurement model of cortisol reactivity of healthy older adults." J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 51, no. 2 (March 1996): P64-P69.


Préville, M, Susman, E, Zarit, SH, Smyer, M, Bosworth, HB, and Reid, JD. "A measurement model of cortisol reactivity of healthy older adults." Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 51, no. 2 (January 1, 1996).