Dr Yousuf Zafar
Dr. Zafar is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and healthcare delivery researcher. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Policy at the Duke Cancer Institute and Sanford School of Public Policy. He serves as Director of the Center for Applied Cancer Health Policy at the Duke Cancer Institute. Dr. Zafar’s research explores ways to improve cancer care delivery with a primary focus on improving the affordability of cancer treatment. He approaches this issue from both patient-focused and policy perspectives. He has over 80 publications in top peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and JAMA Oncology. Dr. Zafar also serves as Clinical Associate Director of Duke Forge (Health Data Science Center), and Co-Leader for Duke Cancer Institute’s Healthcare Delivery Research Focus Area. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society, among others. His work has been covered by national media outlets including Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Washington Post.