Division News

Maggie Gradison, M.D., MHS-CL, Reflects on Her ‘Colorful Career’

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.: Focused on How Work Affects Health

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, Former Director of Toxicology Program, Retires from Duke

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.

Meet Satish Subramaniam, M.D., MBBS, MPH

Welcome Satish Subramaniam, M.D., MBBS, MPH, assistant professor of family medicine and community health. Subramaniam earned his MBBS from Bharathiar University (India), his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and his MPH from University of Washington. He completed a residency in family medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a fellowship in occupational medicine at University of Washington. He is double-board certified in family medicine and occupational medicine.

Meet Candice Johnson, Ph.D.

Candice Johnson, PhD, joined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health June 1, 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 University of Ottawa (Canada) in 2008.

Woodhall "Sandy" Stopford, M.D., MSPH, Founder of Duke Toxicology Program, Dies

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.

Meet Beth-Anne Blue, Ph.D.

Beth Anne-Blue, Ph.D., joined the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as assistant director of the Duke Personal Assistance Service (PAS) in August. Blue received both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1994 and 1995, respectively.

Judith Holder, Ph.D., M.S., Director of Occupational Mental Health Programs, Retires From Duke

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.