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Kurt Kroenke, M.D
Kurt Kroenke, M.D
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Research Interests: Anxiety/Mood, Depression, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal, Primary Care, Pain

Dr. Kurt Kroenke is a Professor of Medicine in the Indiana University School of Medicine and Director of the Career Development, Education and Research Training (CERT) program for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). As part of CERT, he directs the Master of Sciences in Clinical Research and the KL2 Young Investigator programs. As a research scientist, he pursues his principal research interests in physical and psychological symptoms, including pain, depression, anxiety and somatization across several platforms, including the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, and Regenstrief Institute's Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Kroenke is a past as well as current recipient of both NIH and VA HSR&D investigator-initiated grants funding randomized trials to improve the care of patients with pain, depression, and anxiety conditions. He currently serves on the Institute of Medicine Board on Select Populations and was appointed in early 2012 to a Science Advisory Committee to provide expert advice on specific Veterans' health issues to the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs. His peer-reviewed research publications number more than 300. Dr. Kroenke focuses his clinical research on the optimal evaluation and management of common symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and other physical complaints. He also conducts research on depression, anxiety and other mental disorders in primary care. His methodological expertise includes clinical trials, development of patient-reported outcome measures, clinical epidemiology, and health services research.


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