Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA
Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Health Policy and Implementation Science Research

Dr. Bettger is the Director of Health Policy and Implementation Science Research for the Department. Dr. Bettger’s research is dedicated to establishing real world evidence aimed to improve health care quality and policies that reduce the burden of disease and disability. She is funded by NIH and the VA as an implementation scientist on studies to prevent functional decline. She is also funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Medical Research Council/Wellcome Trust for pragmatic clinical trials in the U.S. and China on transitional care to improve functional independence and prevent post-hospital adverse events. Dr. Bettger is the PI for a pragmatic clinical and cost effectiveness trial on physical therapist-supported virtual rehabilitation following knee replacement. In 2016 with support from Duke's Bass Connections, Dr. Bettger launched the Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) to facilitate student-faculty-external partner collaborative research to strengthen health systems globally (https://sites.duke.edu/bassgandhi/). She further advances this work on post-hospital rehabilitative care and outcomes with research using large integrated datasets, funded by PCORI and the NIH. 

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janet.bettger@duke.edu  (919) 613-0379