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**CANCELLED** The Hidden Moral Considerations of a Study’s Generalizability

Dr. Kevin Weinfurt
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Professor in Population Health Sciences
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Department of Population Health Sciences Research Seminar

Dr. Weinfurt will unpack the logic of generalizations and the role of values in making claims about generalizability. He will discuss:

- How scientists often speak about the generalizability of a study, of findings, of a dataset, etc. It is almost expected that any study in population health sciences makes some comment about the generalizability of the findings in the Discussion section.
- How our normal way of talking about generalizability masks important moral considerations.

Discussant: Dr. Jennifer Gierisch, Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences

Dr. Weinfurt is Professor and Vice-Chair of Research in the Dpt. of Population Health Sciences and faculty member of the DCRI. He holds secondary appointment as a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, and a Faculty Associate of the Trent Center for the Study of Medical Humanities & Bioethics. Dr. Weinfurt also co-directs Duke's Center for Health Measurement and Clinical Research Training Program. He currently works as Special Governmental Employee for the U.S. FDA, helping to create the Patient-Focused Drug Development guidance series and is a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections.

Dr. Weinfurt conducts research on measuring patient-reported outcomes, medical decision making, and bioethics.

Zoom info
Meeting ID: 924 8865 9532

Contact: Ashley Dunham