CTSA Special Populations Core

The Duke CTSA Special Populations Core facilitates research that promotes health equity for populations that have traditionally been under-represented in health research or excluded altogether, including:

  • Infants and children/pediatric populations (birth to 21 years)
  • Adolescents and young adults
  • Older adults    
  • People with disabilities and/or rare disorders
  • People who have been underserved or underrepresented in clinical research (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, rural populations or populations with low socioeconomic status).

For more information about Special Populations Core aims and activities, please visit the Special Populations e-library: https://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/ctsisp


About the Special Populations Core

Core Objectives

1.       Provide resources to accelerate and amplify life course and disparities research
2.       Build workforce capacity in life course and health disparities research.
3.       Expand professional networks of life course and disparities investigators
 

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Meet Our Leadership

Keisha Bentley-Edwards
Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD | keisha.bentley.edwards@duke.edu
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine
Associate Director of Research, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

Dwight Koeberl
Dwight Koeberl, MD, PhD
koebe001@mc.duke.edu
Professor of Pediatrics (Medical Genetics) and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine


Devon Noonan, PhD | devon.noonan@duke.edu
Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Member, Duke Cancer Institute

KK Lam
K.K. Lam, PhD
kk.lam@duke.edu
Clinical Health Project Leader, CTSI

Jillian Hurst
Jillian Hurst, PhD
jillian.hurst@duke.edu
Director, Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI)
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

Sydney Sullivan
Sydney Sullivan, MPH | sydney.sullivan@duke.edu
Research Analyst II/Program Coordinator, CTSI