Nadine J Barrett, PhD
As a Medical Sociologist with over 15 years of experience engaging diverse health systems and communities to improve community and population health, I have devoted my career to reducing health disparities among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations and effectively training health care and research professionals and trainees in community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and the principles of authentic and impactful stakeholder collaborations. My expertise can be defined broadly within the context of developing effective community and health system partnerships to improve health outcomes, and conducting community health assessments to inform strategic priority setting, and program development, implementation and evaluation. I serve as the inaugural director of the Office of Health Equity and Disparities at the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Director of the Community Connections and Collaborations Core within the Duke CTSA and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. I am also faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Community Health.
I have several funded project including Project PLACE (Population Level Approaches to Cancer Elimination), funded by the NCI is a three pronged research project designed to implement three robust mechanisms to inform the health equity strategic direction of the DCI over the next 5- 8 years. Project PLACE is a highly intensive community engagement model and platform designed to shape robust scholarly productivity, partnered research and community programs to improve population health. I am also the Duke PI (subcontract) with Kevin Williams (lead-PI)of a national Susan G. Komen pipeline training grant on translational research in Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and community engaged research. I also co-direct the NCI funded Cancer Research and Education Program Core of the NCCU/DCI Translational Health Disparities Research Program which incorporates specified training in minority accrual in clinical research, a program I developed within the DCI entitled, Just Ask.
Education and Training
- Texas Woman's University, Ph.D. 2005
Selected Grants and Awards
- Optimizing the Management and Outcomes for Cancer Survivors Transitioning to Follow-up Care
- Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"
- EMPOWER Study: Promoting BC Screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer
- Reducing Disparities in the Quality of Palliative Care for Older African Americans Through Improved Advance Care Planning
- Race and COVID 19
- Advancing Cancer Care in the Rural Southeast: Delivering Novel Therapies In Our Community Cancer Centers
- Just Ask - Increasing Diversity in Oncology Clinical Research and Trials An Institutional and Stakeholder Engagement Approach
- Lung Cancer Screening Initiative
- Identification of Genetic Determinates for Disparities in African American Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Duke CTSA (UL1)
- Coping Skills for Colorectal Cancer Survivors with Pain and Distress
- Breast Cancer Awareness to Action Ambassador Program (BCAAAP)