Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, has been named Co-Faculty Lead of the Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI). Dr. Wilder will join Leonor Corsino, MD, and Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, as part of the core’s faculty leadership team.
Dr. Wilder will help support initiatives within CERI focused on engaging our community partners in research projects addressing social determinants of health. He is honored to join CERI and contribute to this tremendous successful program.
Dr. Julius Wilder obtained the first MD, PhD, in Medical Sociology in the history of Duke University. Following medical school and graduate school, he completed a residency, GI fellowship, and advanced hepatology and liver transplant fellowship at Duke.
Dr. Wilder’s research and training focuses on how social determinants of health contribute to adverse health outcomes and health disparities in the areas of gastroenterology, hepatology, and transplant hepatology.
Dr. Wilder is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on multiple clinical trials in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology. He serves as the Chair of the Duke Department of Medicine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Duke Department of Medicine Minority Retention and Recruitment Program.