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Courtney Van Houtven, PhD

Dr. Courtney Van Houtven is a Research Career Scientist in The Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) Durham VA Health Care System and Professor of Medicine in The Department of Population Health Sciences and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University School of Medicine/Duke University. Dr. Van Houtven’s aging and economics research interests encompass how family caregiving affects health care utilization, expenditures, and health of care recipients and caregivers. She leads the VA Caregiver Support Program Partnered Evaluation Center (VA CARES) and evaluates the extent to which policies and interventions improve the experiences of family caregivers and their care recipients.


  • Association for Healthcare Research and Quality Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2002
  • PhD, Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000 
  • MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1992
  • BS, Managerial Economics, University of California at Davis, 1989

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