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Eric D. Peterson

Executive Director
Cardiology
DCRI
United States of America

Biography

 DCRI Executive Director Dr. Peterson is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Peterson served as vice chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine from 2004–2010. His formal research training includes an MPH from Harvard University with special emphasis in biostatistics, health economics, and decision analysis. Dr. Peterson is a leader in quality research, with over 600 peer-reviewed publications in the field. Dr. Peterson is the principal investigator (PI) for the NIH/AHRQ Duke Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs), Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Cardiac Surgery Database, Data Coordinating Center for both the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiac Database (ACC-NCDR), and the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Data (AHA GWTG). He is the PI and center director for the American Heart Association’s Pharmaceutical Roundtable Outcomes Center (one of four nation-wide) as well as director of the coordinating center for the NHLBI’s Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. For the past 20 years, Dr. Peterson has mentored more than 20 fellows, thus helping to create the next generation of physician scientists. Dr. Peterson participates on multiple national committees including chair of the AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group; chair of the AHA Strategic Planning Committee, ACC/AHA Performance Measures Task Force; ACCF Appropriateness Criteria Implementation Working Group; the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Executive Committee, oversight board of the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (MASS-DAC), the National Quality Forum Technical Advisory Panel for Priorities, Goals and a Measurement Framework: Efficiency and Episodes of Care; the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Redesigning Insurance Benefits, Provider Payments and Accountability Programs to Promote Quality of Health Care Delivery, the IOM Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, and Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum Outpatient Imaging Efficiency Project Steering Committee. Dr. Peterson is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Council. He received the DukeMed Scholar Award in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the Fred Cobb MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He is also a contributing editor on the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Research Interest

 biostatistics, health economics, and decision analysis

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