CFM in the News

Faculty, staff and residents and in the Department of Community & Family Medicine are frequently sought out by the media to comment on their areas of expertise. Additionally, a number of our faculty, staff, residents and programs are regularly featured in various news channels.

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May 2018

Lloyd Michener, M.D., was interviewed for a Harvard Center for Primary Care podcast.

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Gaston Gazette article "Gaston opioid overdose rate among highest in state."

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the ABC 11 story "Henderson man charged with second-degree murder in drug overdose death."

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Henderson Daily Dispatch article "City joins national class action opioid lawsuit."

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the WTOL 11 story "Duke study: Heroin deaths increased 13-fold in New Hanover, Brunswick counties since 1999."

April 2018

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, "Sanders' proposed opioid legislation is too focused on the past."

March 2018

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed by Spectrum News on the state's opioid crisis. Watch the video.

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, "New rules could worsen the opioid crisis, not help it."

Sarah Armstrong, M.D., associate professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article "Could Before-School Physical Activity Be the ‘Apple’ Your Child Needs?"

Ashwin Patkar, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the News & Observer article "Opioid crisis forum grows to tackle human costs of all types of substance abuse. Why?"

Sarah Armstrong, M.D., associate professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was quoted in the WorldNetDaily article "Obesity Watch: American Kids Still Pigging Out."

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., professor (secondary) of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Healio article "Trump's 'new plan' to combat opioid crisis draws criticism, optimism."

February 2018

Duke Personal Assistance Service was featured in the Duke Today article "How Counseling Helped an Employee Cope With Traumatic News Events" on Feb. 6. Interim Director Terry Nicotra, Ph.D., was interviewed.

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was interviewed for the Healio article "Q&A: Philadelphia supports safe injection sites to fight opiod crisis," published on Feb. 2.

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was interviewed for the Healthcare Business Insights case study "Establishing a Systemwide Interdisciplinary Committee to Oversee the Implementation of Opioid Safety Strategies," published in Cost & Quality Academy Journal.

January 2018

Truls Ostbye, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, MBA, FFPH, professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the article "BWC to Spend $6 Million on Small Business Wellness Initiative," published Jan. 24 on the website WorkCompCentral.

December 2017

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was profiled for the MedPage Today article and video "From Hopeless to Healer: Finding Acceptance as a Doctor, Value as a Woman."

Anh Tran, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was featured in a director's profile on the School of Medicine's Primary Care Leadership Track Blog.

Blake Boggess, DO, CAQSM, professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Clinical Practice Today article "Helping a Woman With Back Pain Return to the Tennis Court," published in December 2017.

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was interviewed for the Clinical Practice Today article "Opioid Safety Initiative Strives to Reduce Overdoses," published in December 2017.

November 2017

Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, assistant professor and chief of the Division of Community Health, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article "Health System Partnerships Boost Community Health."

Nadine Barrett, Ph.D., MA, MS, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Healio story "Community engagement, partnerships can reduce cancer disparities, improve population health."

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed on Nov. 14, 2017, for the podcast "Review of Systems." Listen to the podcast.

Fred Johnson, MBA, assistant professor of the practice of community and family medicine, was interviewed for a Working@Duke Facebook feature on the documentary screening of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope."

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine, and Alexa Mieses, MD, MPH, second-year family medicine resident, were both interviewed for an article in North Carolina Family Physician about their respective roles in international and national leadership.

The Duke Physician Assistant Program's Day of Service activities were featured in an AAPA roundup of PA Week service activities.

October 2017

The October issue of Our State magazine features an article about the history of the Duke Physician Assistant Program.

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for an article in the October issue of Clinical Practice Today about The Practical Playbook.

September 2017

Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Duke Today article "Understanding RACE: Duke Faculty Assist State Museum on Exhibit."

August 2017

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was interviewed for the Modern Healthcare story "Helping physicians be smarter opioid prescribers."

Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, who leads a new center at Duke — Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center — was mentioned in the Duke Today article "New Duke Center to Address Racial Healing and Transformation."

July 2017

Duke Physician Assistant Program students Sarah Kruyer, Gustav Cappaert and Carissa Marston are featured in the July 18 INDY Week article "High Above I-40, Protesters Call for 'Health Care 4 All'".

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was featured in the WTVD ABC11 article "The High Cost of Hidden Addiction."

Larry Greenblatt, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine (secondary), was featured in the Clinical Practice Today article "Opioid Safety Initiative Engages Physicians, Patients."

June 2017

John W. Ragsdale, III, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed by WRAL for the story "Expert opinion on prostate cancer screening shifts to more testing," on June 9.

Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the Association for Community Health Improvement newsletter on June 8.

Donna Tuccero, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed by Duke Health News for the story "Safety Tips for Sunshine, Pool Time And Crackling Fireworks" on June 29. Clips from the interview were later picked up by WNCN-CBS and TWC.

May 2017

Lawrence Greenblatt, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, secondary, was featured in the MedPage Today article "FDA Revisits Mandatory Opioid Prescriber Training."

April 2017

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, associate professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed by the AAFP for the story "VA Offers Funding for Residency Program Expansion," published on April 12.

March 2017

Mary Story, Ph.D., professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed by the Duluth News Tribune for the story "Nutrition: Navigate food marketing in the grocery store."

Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, was interviewed for the article "Healthcare Leaders and Activitism: A Conversation with Perri Morgan of Duke" for Healthforce Center at UCSF.

February 2017

Mary Story, Ph.D., professor of community and family medicine, was quoted in the National Review story "Philly's Drink Tax is Hurting Consumers, Businesses, and the Poor."

Margaret Gradison, M.D., MHS-CL, professor, medical director of the Duke Physician Assistant Program, was interviewed for a Fox News Health article, "The diseases you're more likely to get as a man — and woman."

Division of Family Medicine's Walk With a Doc program was featured in the February/March issue of Working@Duke magazine.

The Duke Family Medicine Residency Program is partnering with the Granville Health System to provide a rural community hospital rotation, according to an article in The Herald-Sun on Feb. 15, 2017.

January 2017

Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C, assistant professor of community and family medicine, is featured in a Working@Duke video about new year's resolutions.