Trevor Lentz PhD

Trevor Lentz

Core Faculty

Trevor Lentz, PhD


PhD, University of Florida

Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Lentz is a physical therapist and health services researcher with an interest in individual and health care system-level factors that influence patient-reported outcomes, opioid use, health care utilization, and costs following orthopedic injury and surgery.

His work focuses on improving care for people with musculoskeletal pain by 1) developing tools to evaluate psychological distress and behavioral needs in clinical practice, 2) re-designing care models to account for multi-morbidity, and 3) identifying and addressing health system barriers to high-value care.

Lentz TA, Stephens BF, Abtahi AM, Schwarz J, Schoenfeld AJ, Rhoten BA, et al. Leveraging web-based prediction calculators to set patient expectations for elective spine surgery: a qualitative study to inform implementation. Bmc Med Inform Decis Mak. 2023 Aug 3;23(1):149.

Ballengee LA, King HA, Simon C, Lentz TA, Allen KD, Stanwyck C, et al. Partner engagement for planning and development of non-pharmacological care pathways in the AIM-Back trial. Clin Trials. 2023 Jun 2;17407745231178788.

Lentz TA, Gonzalez-Smith J, Huber K, Goertz C, Bleser WK, Saunders R. Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Integrated Musculoskeletal Pain Management Programs: A Multi-Stakeholder Qualitative Study. J Pain. 2023 May;24(5):860–73.