Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC Dr. Peterson is the Fred Cobb, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, a DukeMed Scholar, and the Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Dr. Peterson is a recognized leader in outcomes and quality research, with over 1000 peer-reviewed publications in the field. Dr. Peterson is the Principal Investigator of the NHLBI’s Coordinating Center for its Outcome Research Network, and the AHRQ Cardiovascular Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). He is also the PI of the Data Coordinating Centers’ for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Cardiac Surgery Database, the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiac Database (ACC-NCDR) and the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Database (AHA GWTG). Dr. Peterson participates on multiple national committees, as well as CV guideline and performance measure development groups. Dr. Peterson is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP),and the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC). Dr. Peterson received the American Heart Association Meritorious Achievement Award. He is also a Contributing Editor on the Journal of the American Medical Association.