Update Your Profile

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health faculty profile pages, available from the faculty directory, are designed to describe your background, research interests, and publication activity to colleagues, peers, and the public. Profiles also provide contact information and a professional photograph.

Profiles are automatically created from information pulled from various Duke University databases, including the dFac system (official source of faculty data) and the Scholars@Duke directory of research profiles and scholarly activities. (Profile pages for faculty who provide care to patients are also featured at DukeHealth.org.)

As faculty and trainees in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, you are encouraged to check your profile periodically to confirm the basic information, and to provide short descriptions of your clinical and research activities. You can update your profile whenever you wish.

The tips on this page cover:

  • How to update and upload a new photo
  • How to update your research overview using Scholars.
  • How to update your list of publications using Duke Elements.
  • How to update your clinical profile on DukeHealth.org.
  • The Profile Checklist at bottom of this page for a handy reference to updating your online profiles.


Scholars@Duke is the official Duke University system for presenting the academic scholarship of our faculty and trainees.

This initiative is valuable because it is Duke's public display of our academic profiles and a remarkable means for others, both within and outside of Duke, to connect in a era where collaboration is critical.

To update your own profile

Follow these steps to edit and update your Scholars@Duke profile:

  • Visit http://scholars.duke.edu.
  • Search “People” for your name, and click on your profile.
  • Click “Manage This Profile” to make edits.
  • Note that you may designate someone else to manage and update your Scholars@Duke profile.

We recommend:

  • In the Overview section, write a description of your academic activities.
  • Upload a recent photo (within the past three years). See below for assistance in getting a new photo made.
  • Review your list of publications. Click over to the Elements system to approve new publications and make changes to your existing list. Elements also provides interesting analytics of your academic publications such as mentions on Twitter, readers on Mendeley or CiteULike, journal rankings and your paper’s citations, and a way to export your list by PDF including DOI links.

Get additional tips on updating your Scholars@Duke profile on this support page, where there are how-to articles and video tutorials.

Update your Photo

Faculty profile pages look best when you have a recent, professionally produced profile photograph. Is your photo missing or more than five years old? If so, please contact Andrea Martin to make arrangements to have a new photo taken.


The consumer-focused DukeHealth.org is used by patients, referring physicians, and others to choose a Duke Health doctor and schedule appointments. Providers who treat patients and with whom patients can make an appointment should have profiles on this site.

To create a new profile or update an existing profile, use this form.

Record a video message

Another component of the dukehealth.org profile is a video message that can give patients a better understanding of your personality and treatment philosophy. If you have not yet scheduled a video interview and would like to do so, contact Mike Garrison to request video interview.


Doximity is an online professional network for physicians in the U.S. Use it to find colleagues and specialists around the country.

Doximity partners with U.S. News & World Report to survey physicians for the annual rankings of best hospitals, medical schools and residency programs. Physicians with a Doximity profile are invited to vote in these rankings.

Find your Doximity profile.