Mentions in the News

Faculty, staff and residents and in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 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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September 2019

Yuichiro Yano, M.D., was quoted in a Reuters article, "African Americans Need 24-Hour Blood Pressure Checks."

August 2019

Will Bynum, M.D., was featured in Academic Medicine's monthly podcast.

Nick Hudak, MPA, MSEd, PA-C, was featured in a PAEA article, "Debunking the Myth."

Anthony Viera, M.D., MPH, was quoted in a Consumer Reports article, "What to Know About Prediabetes, Prehypertension, and Other Prediseases." The story was also picked up by MSN News, US News & World Report, and HealthDay.

Yuichiro Yano, M.D., was interviewed for an article, "Not Just in the Clinic: Day and Night Blood Pressures Linked to Heart Disease Risk in African Americans," on MedicalResearch.com. Related stories were also picked up by Reuters Health and Healio.

July 2019

Clayton Cooper, M.D., MBA, was quoted in an AAFP blog post, "Mentoring is Key to Expanding Primary Care Pipeline."

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, appeared in an on-air health segment, "Signs Your Child May Be Addicted to Video Games," on WRAL. Bianchi also wrote an article for WONCA and WHO news about this year's World Health Assembly and appeared in another WRAL segment about the dangers of hot-air hand dryers.

June 2019

Don Bradley, M.D., MHS-CL, was quoted in an AAMC article, "Helping Patients Win the Fight Against Obesity."

Wendy Elwell-Paige, M.S., was quoted in a US News and World Report article about international students interested in the PA profession.

Kenzie Johnston, M.D., CAQSM, created a patient resource, "Depression and Anxiety in Sports," for the AMSSM.

Alexa Mieses, M.D., was quoted in a US News and World Report article about mental health.

Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, was mentioned in an article about the upcoming Health Affairs Briefing on Community Care For High-Need Patients at the Conrad Hotel in Washington, D.C. on June 4.

Mary Story, Ph.D., co-wrote an opinion article, "The Future of Healthy Eating Research," for the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

In 2017, a study authored by Audrey Blewer, Ph.D, MPH, found that women are 27 percent less likely than men to receive CPR if they suffer from cardiac arrest in public. Inspired to change this statistic, JOAN Creative has partnered with United State of Women to create the Womanikin, a CPR dummy attachment with breasts,  in order to normalize performing CPR on women. This story has been picked up by numerous outlets, including CNN and Good Morning America, with quotes from Blewer about the importance of gender disparities in CPR training.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health was mentioned several times in the Spring 2019 issue of the Duke Med Alumni News magazine. Highlights include a feature article about the Community Health division's work with the Holton Wellness Center and recognition of the Duke Primary Care Transformation Fellowship.

May 2019

Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, and Mina Silberberg, Ph.D., were featured in a podcast from the "The Measure of Everyday Life."

Lloyd Michener, M.D., was featured in a podcast from the Journal of Health Design.

Lavanya Vasudevan, Ph.D., was featured in a Duke Global Health Institute article, "The Many Faces of Vaccine Hesitancy."

Anthony Viera, M.D., was mentioned in a Pittsburgh Magazine article, "The Potential of Prevention Against Chronic Diseases."

Duke University Hospital was listed on the 2019 "100 Great Hospitals in America" list published by Becker's Healthcare. In the article, the Duke PA Program was recognized as the nation's first physician assistant program. 

April 2019

Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, and Mina Silberberg, Ph.D., were mentioned in an article published by the RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program. In the article, they were recognized for "Non-Research Victories" related to their increasing housing stability project

March 2019

Will Bynum, M.D., was quoted in a Boston Globe article about bullying in medicine.

Mary Story, Ph.D., and Esther Granville, manager of nutrition and health coaching programs for LIVE FOR LIFE, were mentioned in the Duke Today article "How to Pack a Healthy Lunch." 

February 2019

Will Bynum, M.D., wrote a blog post, "To Pull Back the Curtain on Shame in Medical Education, I Had to Start With Myself," for AM Rounds, the official blog of Academic Medicine.  

Laura Fish, Ph.D., and Lavanya Vasudevan, Ph.D., were featured in a Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) article about INVEST, a study they are collaborating on with the DHVI and the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR). The study aims to improve adolescent immunization coverage by examining disparities in vaccine uptake. 

Brock Woodis, clinical pharmacist for Duke Family Medicine, was featured in the Duke Today article, "See How Duke Employees 'Get Moving.'" To share your Get Moving Challenge photos, use #HealthyDuke on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

The Division of Community Health was featured in a Durham Magazine article, which highlighted the division's activity with the Durham Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Task Force and how it fits into Healthy Durham 2020. Find newsstands with the magazine here

January 2019

Kim Thompson, administrative manager of Duke Occupational Health & Wellness, is one of 28 scholars in the first class of the Duke Management Academy. The year-long program, which began with an opening ceremony earlier this month, was featured on Duke Today on Jan. 23. 

Lavanya Vasudevan, Ph.D, was included in a Duke Global Health Institute article with video highlights from the Eradicating Human Diseases: Opportunities and Risks panel in November. The article was featured on Global Health NOW on Jan. 23. 

John Vaughn, M.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, director and division chief of student health, recently helped launch Narrative Medicine Mondays at the Duke Student Wellness Center. The new program was featured in The Chronicle on Jan. 9. 

December 2018

Will Bynum, MD, assistant professor of community and family medicine and co-associate director of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, was featured on the Voices of Duke Health podcast. Joined by two medical school students, Bynum discusses why resilience should be more than just a buzzword. 

November 2018

Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C, was quoted in an article about NC AHEC providing North Carolina's health science students with affordable housing while they are off-campus on rotations.

Teah Bayless, DO, was interviewed for an AARP article, "When Doctors Became Caregivers."

"Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants : A Cohort Study," co-authored by Christine Everett, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, and Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, was mentioned in an article on Healio. Morgan was also featured on an NEJM Journal Watch podcast talking about the study.

Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine and program director for the Duke PA Program, was quoted in an article about the Physician Assistant Education Association's 2018 Education Forum. 

The Duke Health News Office issued a news release regarding a JAMA study led by Yuichiro Yano, M.D., Ph.D., FASH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, about the risks of high blood pressure for people under age 40. The story was picked up by many media outlets, including The New York Times, MedPage Today, Health Day, Science Daily, Health Day, US News & World Report and Yahoo News. 

October 2018

Jessica Lapinski, DO, third-year family medicine resident, was featured in the American Academy of Family Physicians news article "Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute."

Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C, was interviewed for the article "NC AHEC Student Housing – A Crucial Part of Community-Based Education."

September 2018

Lavanya Vasudevan, Ph.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the following articles:

August 2018

Alexa Namba, DO, family medicine chief resident, was interviewed for the AAFP story "Try These Techniques to Boost Adolescent Immunizations."

Lovest Alexander, MHS, PA-C, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Duke Today story "Nominations Wanted for Teamwork and Diversity Awards."

Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the Physician Assistant Education Association news article "Duke Program Director Advocates for NHSC on Capitol Hill."

Don Bradley, M.D., MHS-CL, consulting professor of community and family medicine, and J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor of community and family medicine, authored an article for Population Health News: "Population Health: Moving from 'why' and 'what' to 'how'.

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for the Dame Magazine article "We're Becoming a Nation Without Doctors."

Truls Ostbye, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, MBA, FFPH, professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the Duke Global Health Institute article "DGHI Launches First-Ever Study Abroad Course."

Lavanya Vasudevan, Ph.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the Duke Global Health Institute article "Data Visualization Projects Offer Novel Lens to Explore Health Issues."

July 2018

Anthony Viera, M.D., MPH, professor and chair of community and family medicine, was quoted in the Triangle Business Journal article "Luring physicians to rural NC communities requires funding, experts say."

May 2018

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

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.

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.

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.