Linda Heskestad Harpole, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 3475 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 660-6746

The general focus of my research is health services research, with specific attention to quality improvement and disease management strategies.

Techniques used include randomized controlled trials and total quality management. Current trials include the development, implementation and assessment via randomized controlled trial of a disease management program for a chronic headache patients. Another study in the final stages of data collection is a randomized controlled trial of a disease management program for elderly patients with depression.

Key words: headache, depression, health services research, quality improvement

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, 1994 - 1996
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, 1992 - 1994
  • M.D., Duke University, 1992