Staff Directory

​Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Director of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, is Vice Chief of Education of the Duke Division of Community Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr Tran is Director of the Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program and the Education and Training Program of the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement.  She is the course director for the Community Health Elective for medical students, Community Engagement Elective for the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program and serves as the Third Year Study Program Director for the School of Medicine’s Primary Care Leadership Track, which trains students to become community-engaged primary care leaders.  As Co-Investigator on an Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) multi-institution grant, Dr. Tran developed web-based education modules, made available in 2012, for health professional trainees on the key concepts of community engaged research and translating research to practice.  In addition, she served as faculty for the “Interprofessional Introduction to Prevention” course designed for 1st year Medical, PA PT and Nursing students – one of the only courses of its kind in the country that brings together clinician learners from different disciplines early in their training to be educated together in preventive health and medicine.  Dr. Tran also has over 20 years of experience in implementing and evaluating community-engaged research studies and public health intervention programs aimed at improving the health status of communities which face the greatest health inequities. She has conducted social and behavioral science research in both domestic and international settings, and topics have included lay health advisor programs, culturally competent health care, cross cultural medicine, patient-provider interaction, mental health services, and chronic and infectious disease prevention. Dr Tran earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Philosophy minor from Oklahoma State University.  She later received her MPH in Community Health Sciences from University of California-Los Angeles and spent time in Vietnam as a NIH Fogarty International Center research fellow. While completing her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), Dr. Tran received fellowship training support from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Control and Education Program, administered through UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Anne L. Derouin, DNP, RN, CPNP joined the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) faculty in 2011. Dr. Derouin is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in pediatric nursing. She has strong ties to the Duke and Durham communities. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989 from the University of Michigan, her Master of Science in Nursing in 2000 and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2010 both from DUSON.

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Derouin has provided primary healthcare services for children and adolescents through school and community-based health centers.  She served at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, the Wellness Center at Southern High School, and developed Teen Clinics at Holton and Lyon Park Community Resource Center in Durham, all affiliated with Duke’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Dr. Derouin has also been a frequent guest lecturer on adolescent topics for the Family Medicine and Community Health and Pediatrics departments at Duke and an adolescent clinical expert for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She served as an Advocacy Fellow for the National Assembly of School-based Health Centers and NAPNAP.  She is currently Executive Past- president for the North Carolina School Community Health Alliance and a past chair of the School Based Health Centers Special Interest Group of NAPNAP.   Dr. Derouin currently serves as the Lead Faculty for the MSN/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care program at Duke and teaches in the ABSN and DNP programs.  She is also the Duke School of Nursing Executive Student Council Faculty Advisor.  She joined the Core Team of the Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program in 2014 and is serving her third year as a Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program coach.

Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, Core Faculty for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, is Chief of the Duke Division of Community Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Associate Director of the Duke Center for Community Research of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute.

Ms. Lyn began her Duke career in 1998, as a founding member of the Division of Community Health and was instrumental in designing and launching more than 40 of the Division’s collaborative, community-based clinical, care management, educational, and research initiatives.

Ms. Lyn’s contributions span the Division’s clinical programs, including neighborhood clinics; school-based health centers; and the Just for Us Program, which cares for chronically ill homebound seniors in their homes.  She is also instrumental to the Division’s care management services, which include a North Carolina Community Care Network covering six North Carolina counties, linking more than 50 primary care practices, four hospital systems, and local departments of social services, health and mental health.

In addition, Ms. Lyn served as the founding Program Director for Duke’s Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership, the Community Health Leadership Program, the Community Health Fellowship; and Course Director for the Community Health Elective in the School of Medicine.

In 2008, Ms. Lyn was appointed Associate Director of the Duke Center for Community Research of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute, created through Duke’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.  In this role, Ms. Lyn directs a team of faculty and professional staff in the community-engaged research, educational and liaison activities of the Center, and serves on the Leadership Team for the Durham Health Innovations initiative, which plans innovative Durham-Duke partnered approaches to improving health in Durham County.

J. Lloyd Michener, MD, Core Faculty for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, is professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. He is Principal Investigator for The Practical Playbook. He is a member of the board of the Association of Academic Medical Colleges, co-chair of the NIH’s Community Engagement Steering Committee, a member of the CDC Foundation Working Group on Public Health and Medical Education, and director of the Duke/CDC program in primary care and public health of the American Austrian Foundation – Open Medical Institute.  Dr. Michener was appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Academies Institute of Medicine Committee on Integrating Primary Care and Public Health.  He was selected for membership on the National Academic Affiliations Advisory Council for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Michener has played a leadership role in system redesign at Duke, including the redesign of the Family Medicine program, expansion of the physician assistant program, and the development of the Master’s program in clinical leadership, a joint program of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Business, Law, and the Institute of Public Policy.  His primary interest is in redesigning health care to improve community health outcomes, and in rapidly transforming health care delivery systems, with a focus on finding ways of making health care work better through teams, community engagement, and practice redesign. He has overseen the obesity and chronic disease prevention programs of the Kate B. Reynolds Trust, a program designed to lower chronic disease rates in low-income areas across North Carolina, and the obesity prevention programs of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

Sarah Weaver, MPH, is the Training Coordinator within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  Ms. Weaver is currently working with the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program to facilitate the program curriculum planning/development and evaluations.  Ms. Weaver completed her MPH at the University of North Carolina, and joined the Division of Community Health as a Research Analyst in 2010.  She enjoys working in curriculum development and program evaluation, particularly in relation to community engagement and population health.

Janese (Jan) Willis, MS, MBA, serves as Training Coordinator for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (MHS-CL) Program within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  During her 30-year professional career, Ms. Willis has served as director of survey research at a national consulting firm, an instructor of operations management and faculty advisor at a major university, and an industrial engineer at two international manufacturing companies.

Ms. Willis joined Duke University in 2004 as a clinical research coordinator of community-based projects in health information technology.  More recently, she has served as a health services researcher and evaluator, with a focus on population health in underserved rural and urban communities.  Ms. Willis has co-authored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Journal of Medical Systems, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, American Journal of Medical Sciences, and others.  Ms. Willis’ professional goal is to utilize her training and experience to expand the knowledge and leadership skills of healthcare professionals, and thereby help to improve the quality, productivity, and accessibility of the nation’s healthcare systems.