Duke Community & Family Medicine's diverse group of full-time researchers, as well as clinical faculty, are actively engaged in a wide variety of disciplines with research encompassing a broad collection of clinical, community and population health research programs, drawing on an eclectic set of analytical methods and tools. Department researchers collaborate extensively with community partners and clinicians across the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke’s three campuses (Durham, Singapore and Kunshan), and beyond.

Current research foci include:

  • chronic disease epidemiological studies across the life course
  • community-based interventions to combat social and environmental risk factors for chronic disease
  • occupational epidemiology
  • health services research, especially relating to the role of physician assistants and family physicians
  • global health

The research is supported by:


Faculty Researchers

Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C
Laura Fish, PhD, MPH
Katelyn Holliday, PhD
Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C
Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FFPH
Tiarney Ritchwood, PhD
George R. Parkerson, Jr., MD, MPH
Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD
Anthony Viera, MD, MPH
Hanzhang Xu, PhD
Yuichiro Yano, MD, PhD, FASH

Research Resources

The Duke Community & Family Medicine is committed to the success of our research faculty and trainees. Access the many resources available to you in the department at and Duke, including Duke's primary research portal myRESEARCHhome.

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Job Opportunities

The Department of Community and Family Medicine's Research Unit is seeking applicants for a research program leader to manage the activities of research programs conducted by faculty. Visit the Careers page for more information.