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Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

+44 1223 790975

Keith E Whitfield

Keith E Whitfield

 Department of Psychology & Neuroscience,  Center for Bio behavioral Health Disparities,  Duke University, USA

Biography
 Keith E. Whitfield is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, a Research Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Center on Biobehavioral and Social Aspects of Health Disparities. Since coming to Duke in 2006, he has served as chair of the Curriculum Committee, the Academic Council's Trustee Selection Committee, and a number of faculty and staff review and recruitment committees. He came to Duke after rising through the ranks at Penn State University (1993-2006). As Vice Provost, Whitfield is responsible for the administrative oversight of Duke's academic assessment, facilitates cross-department and cross-school hiring, the oversight of strategic academic initiatives, provides guidance for the creation of new degree programs, and promoting research and teaching across traditional scientific boundaries. Whitfield earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the College of Santa Fe in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology from Texas Tech University in 1989. He also received post-doctoral training in quantitative genetics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1992. He has published more than 140 articles, books and book chapters on individual development and aging that including papers on genetics, cognitive impairment, depression, stress and coping, hypertension, lung function, obesity, mortality and health disparities. Whitfield has earned numerous awards and is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America.
Research Interest

 Depressive Symptoms, Depression, Depression and Aging, Mindfullness Based Therapy, depressive Disorders,Blood Clot Symptoms

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