Shelby Derene Reed, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Executive Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 300 N Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-8991
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Shelby D. Reed, PhD, is Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Medicine at Duke University’s School of Medicine.  She is the director of the Center for Informing Health Decisions and Therapeutic Area leader for Population Health Sciences at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).  She also is core faculty at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Dr. Reed has over 20 years of experience leading multidisciplinary health outcomes research studies. Dr. Reed has extensive expertise in designing and conducting trial-based and model-based cost-effectiveness analyses of diagnostics, drugs and patient-centered interventions. In 2016, she co-founded the Preference Evaluation Research (PrefER) Group at the DCRI, and she currently serves as its director. She and the group are frequently sought to conduct stated-preference studies to inform regulatory decisions, health policy, care delivery, value assessment and clinical decision making with applied projects spanning a wide range of therapeutic areas. She served as President for ISPOR in 2017-2018, and she currently is Past-Chair of the Society’s Health Science Policy Council.



Areas of expertise: Health Economics, Health Measurement, Stated Preference Research, Health Policy, and Health Services Research

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1998


Mentz, Robert J., David J. Whellan, Gordon R. Reeves, Amy M. Pastva, Pamela Duncan, Bharathi Upadhya, M Benjamin Nelson, et al. “Rehabilitation Intervention in Older Patients With Acute Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction.” Jacc Heart Fail 9, no. 10 (October 2021): 747–57.

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Hung, Anna, Kyung Min Lee, Julie A. Lynch, Yanhong Li, Pradeep Poonnen, Olga V. Efimova, Bradley J. Hintze, et al. “Chemoradiation treatment patterns among United States Veteran Health Administration patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer.” Bmc Cancer 21, no. 1 (July 16, 2021): 824.

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