Family Medicine Co-Chief Resident Karen Scherr, M.D., Ph.D., Named National Clinician Scholar

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Karen Scherr, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen Scherr, M.D., Ph.D.

Family Medicine Co-Chief Resident Karen Scherr, M.D., Ph.D., has been named a Duke National Clinician Scholar for the 2021-2023 cohort. She will focus her research on the examination of the use of clinic-community partnerships to empower individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well-being, with a focus on reducing disparities in obesity and obesity-related illness.

Duke is one of six sites within the National Clinician Scholars Program, a consortium of prestigious academic health care research institutions which provides training for doctors and post-doctoral nurses as change agents for driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care.