Staff Spotlight: Rita Butterfield
Friday, May 17, 2019
Name: Rita Butterfield
Position: Research Program Leader
Division/Program in department: Physician Assistant
Start date: April 1, 2019
Years at Duke (if applicable): 6 months
Where I worked prior to accepting this role: Psychiatry at Duke, before that at UNC in Pediatrics
What I will be doing in this role: Working with Perri Morgan and Chris Everett on the variety of research projects they are conducting.
What I most look forward to in this role: Learning more about the role of PAs in health care and growing my skills in statistical analysis.
My first job: When I was 16, I worked at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. I worked the counter and the drive-through.
My dream job: I’ve always thought that I might own a restaurant someday. That seems less and less likely, though.
What I like to do for fun: Walk my dog and hang out with my 5-year old granddaughter, Rosie.
Favorite musician, movie, TV show, or book: I am currently reading the "Broken Earth" trilogy by NK Jemisin. I don’t think of myself as a science fiction fan, but these books are gripping and very well-written.
Something my co-workers probably don’t know about me: I am an excellent bartender.