Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Population Health Science at Duke University School of Medicine and Duke–Margolis Center for Health Policy. She also is a research scientist in the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation at Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Van Houtven’s aging and economics research interests encompass long-term-care financing, structure, and informal care. She examines how family caregiving affects health care use, expenditures, and health and work outcomes of care recipients and caregivers. Dr. Van Houtven is also interested in understanding how best to support family caregivers to optimize caregiver and care recipient outcomes and in designing and evaluating care models that heighten the ability for disabled older adults to remain at home to meet their preferences. She received her doctorate in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Courtney Harold Van Houtven
Professor, Department of Population Health Science, Duke University School of Medicine