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Alex Randall Kemper, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 2400 Pratt St, Rm 0311 Terrace Lvl, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 668-8038
Email address: alex.kemper@duke.edu

My research focuses on improving the quality of care that children receive by strengthening the linkages between primary care, specialty care, and public health services. I study a wide array of conditions to address this research focus, with special concentration on vision impairment and genetically determined conditions such as inborn errors of metabolism. In addition, juvenile idiopathic arthritis has been added as an area of concentration. I provide mentorship to trainees and faculty members as the Associate Division Chief for Research for the Division of Children’s Primary Care and oversee research activities within our childhood obesity fellowship training program. Examples of recent work include evaluating health care delivery for children with congenital hypothyroidism, assessment of the evidence base around screening for Krabbe disease, and evaluating the quality of vision screening services delivered in the primary care setting.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medical Informatics, Pediatrics & Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999 - 2000
  • Fellow, Primary Care Research, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996 - 1999
  • Preventive Medicine Resident, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996 - 1998
  • Pediatric Internship & Residency, Pediatrics, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
  • M.D., Duke University, 1993

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

First, LR, Kemper, AR, Larson, K, and Puskarz, J. "Child Health Care Delivery Is Improving and So Is Pediatrics." Pediatrics (December 23, 2016).

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Epling, JW, García, FA, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, Mangione, CM, Phillips, WR, Phipps, MG, Pignone, MP, Silverstein, M, and Tseng, CW. "Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 23 (December 2016): 2525-2530.

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Epling, JW, García, FA, Gillman, MW, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, LeFevre, ML, Mangione, CM, Phillips, WR, Owens, DK, Phipps, MG, and Pignone, MP. "Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 19 (November 2016): 1997-2007.

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Epling, JW, García, FA, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, Mangione, CM, Phillips, WR, Phipps, MG, and Pignone, MP. "Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 16 (October 2016): 1688-1693.

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Quinn, GE, Ying, GS, Repka, MX, Siatkowski, RM, Hoffman, R, Mills, MD, Morrison, D, Daniel, E, Baumritter, A, Hildebrand, PL, Schron, EB, Ells, AL, Wade, K, and Kemper, AR. "Timely implementation of a retinopathy of prematurity telemedicine system." Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 20, no. 5 (October 2016): 425-430.e1.

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Kemper, AR, Mabry-Hernandez, IR, and Grossman, DC. "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Approach to Child Cognitive and Behavioral Health." American journal of preventive medicine 51, no. 4 Suppl 2 (October 2016): S119-S123.

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Owens, DK, Whitlock, EP, Henderson, J, Pignone, MP, Krist, AH, Bibbins-Domingo, K, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Ebell, M, Gillman, MW, Grossman, DC, Kemper, AR, Kurth, AE, Maciosek, M, Siu, AL, and LeFevre, ML. "Use of Decision Models in the Development of Evidence-Based Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations: Methods of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force." Annals of internal medicine 165, no. 7 (October 2016): 501-508.

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Bauman, L, Davidson, KW, Epling, JW, García, FA, Herzstein, J, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, Mangione, CM, Phillips, WR, Phipps, MG, and Pignone, MP. "Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 9 (September 2016): 962-969.

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Epling, JW, García, FA, Gillman, MW, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, LeFevre, M, Mangione, CM, Owens, DK, Phillips, WR, Phipps, MG, Pignone, MP, and Siu, AL. "Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 6 (August 2016): 625-633.

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Bibbins-Domingo, K, Grossman, DC, Curry, SJ, Davidson, KW, Ebell, M, Epling, JW, García, FA, Gillman, MW, Kemper, AR, Krist, AH, Kurth, AE, Landefeld, CS, Mangione, CM, Phillips, WR, Phipps, MG, Pignone, MP, and Siu, AL. "Screening for Skin Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." JAMA 316, no. 4 (July 2016): 429-435.

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