Research News

Hanzhang Xu, Ph.D.: Focused on Improved Health for Older Adults

Hanzhang Xu, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, joined the department three years ago as faculty in the research unit. She received a PhD in nursing from the Duke University School of Nursing in 2018. Dr. Xu also completed a Doctoral Certificate in Global Health from the Duke Global Health Institute and a certificate in College Teaching from the Duke Graduate School.

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.

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.

Faculty Everett, Morgan Co-Authors on PAEA Article of the Year

A paper co-authored by Chris Everett, Ph.D, MPH, PA-C, and Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, won Article of the Year at the PAEA Education Forum in Washington, D.C., on October 10. The article, "Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants: A Cohort Study," was published in Annals of Internal Medicine in December of 2018 (e-published in November of 2018). George Jackson, Ph.D., MHA, in the Duke Department of Population Health Sciences, was the first author. 

Faculty Profile: Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, earned her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her doctorate in molecular biology and genetics from Cornell University. She is currently a Duke Clinical and Translational Sciences Award KL2 Scholar.

Press Releases

Three Duke Scientists Awarded NIH Grants for High-Risk, High-Reward Research
Published Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Duke School of Medicine News Office

Pandemic Response Shows Path For Improved Health Care in the Future
Published September 16, 2021, Duke Health News Office

Study Shows Minimal COVID-19 Infections Among Children at Day Camps
Published February 3, 2021, Duke Health News Office

Duke University's Aggressive COVID Testing and Surveillance Minimized Infections
Published November 17, 2020, Duke Health News Office

Bundled interventions improve bystander CPR, increase out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival
Published September 3, 2020, Duke-NUS Medical School News Office

New Ingredient in Cocaine Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
Published February 05, 2020, Duke Health News Office

Spikes in Blood Pressure Among Young Adults Spell Trouble in Mid-Age
Published January 17, 2020, Duke Health News Office

Cardiac Arrests in Hispanic Neighborhoods Less Likely to get CPR from Bystanders
Published January 2, 2020, Duke Health News Office

High Blood Pressure Poses Risk of Heart/Stroke Events for People Under Age 40
Published November 2, 2018, Duke Health News Office


Industry News

Duke Researchers Find Lower Annual Costs for Primary Care Patients of PAs and NPs Compared to Physicians
Published June 13, 2019, AAPA News Central