J. Lloyd Michener, MD


J. Lloyd Michener, MD, is Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Director of the Duke Center for Community Research, and Clinical Professor in the Duke School of Nursing. He co-chairs the Community Engagement Steering Committee for the Clinical Translation Science Awards of the NIH, and is a member of the Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges[AT2] . Dr. Michener is Past President of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and received the APTR Duncan Clark Award in 2013.  He is also a past member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that led to the publication of “Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health.” Dr. Michener is a steering committee member and principal investigator for The Practical Playbook.  

At Duke, Dr. Michener founded the training programs in nutrition and prevention; helps coordinate the institutional chronic disease programs, and is a founding member of the Masters in Clinical Leadership Program, a program created jointly by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Business, Law, and the Institute of Public Policy.

Dr. Michener’s 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 graduated from Oberlin College in 1974 and from Harvard Medical School in 1978.  He was a resident in family medicine at Duke from 1978-1981 and a Kellogg Fellow in Family Medicine from 1981 to 1982, after which he joined the Duke faculty. In 1994, he was named Professor and Chairman of the Department. He stepped down from the role of Chair in 2017.