After 27 years at Duke and a long career working in family medicine and occupational medicine, Maggie Gradison, M.D, MHS-CL, is ready to celebrate her retirement by driving to the Southwest with her husband.
“I wanted to travel when I retire and visit friends around the country and the world,” Gradison says. “But it will have to wait until it’s safe to travel.”
Candice Johnson, Ph.D., joined the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health in 2020 as faculty in the research unit and the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She earned a doctorate in epidemiology from Emory University in 2012 and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa (Canada) in 2008.
Thomas O. Brock, III, Ph.D., DABT, the former director of the Duke Toxicology Program, is retiring after 29 years with Duke.
Tom graduated from The Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in Biology in 1972. After four years of active military service, he attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1980 with a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Basic Medical Sciences. He completed post-doctoral studies in toxicology at The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and with the U.S. EPA Neurotoxicology Research Division.
Effective July 1, 2020, Sam Moon, M.D., MPH, former division chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, transitioned to associate professor emeritus after over 30 years at Duke.
Effective May 1, 2020, Chester Rodriguez, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, assumed the role of director of the Duke Toxicology Program, succeeding Thomas O. Brock III, Ph.D., DABT.
Woodhall “Sandy” Stopford, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, passed away on March 23 at the age of 77. Stopford was a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health for 46 years, most recently serving as senior consultant emeritus to the Duke Toxicology Program, which he founded. He was director of the program from 1989 to 2013 and was a founding father of the department's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Judith Holder, Ph.D., M.S., director of occupational mental health programs for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, has retired, effective June 30, 2019. Holder’s primary faculty appointment was with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and she held a secondary appointment with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.