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.

Zeppieri G, George SZ, Bialosky J, Lentz TA. Patient-centered outcomes: Domain importance predicts health care use following physical therapy. Pm R. 2022 Sep;14(9):1044–55.

Levin JM, Baker R, Goltz DE, Wickman J, Lentz TA, Cook C, et al. Heterogeneity of pain-related psychological distress in patients seeking care for shoulder pathology. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022 Apr;31(4):681–7.

Christian RA, Lander ST, Bonazza NA, Reinke EK, Lentz TA, Dodds JA, et al. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Hormonal Contraceptive Management Practice Patterns in the Perioperative Period for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2022 Apr;4(2):e679–85.