CTSA Cores

The Duke CTSI is supported in part by the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award, NIH Award UL1TR002553.  The CTSA initiative is led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. The CTSA designates several core capabilities for grant-holding institutions to address. Programs and teams who support these capabilities at Duke, and key contacts for each, are included below.


L Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH | Department of General Internal Medicine
Contact Principal Investigator, Duke CTSA
Director, Duke CTSI

Jennifer Li, MD | Department of Pediatrics
Co-Principal Investigator, Duke CTSA

Jim McNamara, MD | Department of Neurobiology
Co-Principal Investigator, Duke CTSA

Warren Kibbe, PhDwarren.kibbe@duke.edu
Director, Bioinformatics Core

Michael Pencina, PhD | michael.pencina@duke.edu
Vice Dean, Data Science & Information Technology

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, MA, MS | nadine.barrett@duke.edu
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke School of Medicine

Cinthia Sanchez, PhD | cinthia.sanchez@duke.edu | Duke CTSA
Program Director

Joe McClernon | francis.mcclernon@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Evaluation & Strategic Planning

Jessica Sperling | jessica.sperling@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Evaluation & Strategic Planning

Julie McKeel | julie.mckeel@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Director of Strategic Communications

Jenni Clark | jenni.clark@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Grants and Contracts Manager

Judy Hall | judy.hall@duke.edu
Senior Program Coordinator

Deborah Jackson | deborah.jackson@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Program Coordinator

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core

David Page, PhD | david.page@duke.edu | Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core; Professor and Chair, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Lesley Curtis, PhD | lesley.curtis@duke.edu | Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core; Professor and Chair, Population Health Sciences, Professor in Medicine
Gina-Maria Pomann | gina-maria.pomann@duke.edu | Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) Core

Mina Silberberg | mina.silberberg@duke.edu | Director, Community Engaged Research Initiative; Family Medicine and Community Health
Julius Wilder | julius.wilder@duke.edu | Co-Director, Community Engaged Research Initiative; Department of Medicine
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda | rosa.gonzalez-guarda@duke.edu | Co-Director, Community Engaged Research Initiative; School of Nursing
Leonor Adalgisa Corsino | corsi002@mc.duke.edu | Co-Director, Community Engaged Research Initiative; Department of Medicine

Community of Scholars Core

Friederike Jayes, PhD, DVM | friederike.jayes@duke.edu | Director, Community of Scholars Core; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clarissa Diamantidis, MD | clarissa.diamantidis@duke.edu | Faculty Co-Director, Community of Scholars; Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Genevieve G. Fouda Amouou, MD | genevieve.fouda@duke.edu | Faculty Co-Director, Community of Scholars; Department of Pediatrics
Deborah Fidelman | deborah.fidelman@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Amanda McMillan | amanda.mcmillan@duke.edu  | Duke CTSI 
Stephanie Molner | stephanie.molner@duke.edu  | Duke CTSI


CTSI Accelerator Core

Barry Myersbarry.myers@duke.edu | Director, CTSI Accelerator Core; Biomedical Engineering

Data Science Core

Michael Pencina | michal.pencina@duke.edu | Director, Data Science Core; Duke Biostatistics & Bioinformatics; Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology
Erich Huang | erich.huang@duke.edu | Director, Data Science Core; Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke Forge, Duke Crucible, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Informatics
Shelley Rusincovitch | shelley.rusincovitch@duke.edu | Duke Forge

Equity in Research (EIR) Core

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD | keisha.bentley.edwards@duke.edu | Director, Equity in Research (EIR) Core; Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Global Health Institute
Dane Whicker, PhD | dane.whicker@duke.edu | Director, Equity in Research (EIR) Core; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Sabrena Mervin-Blake | sabrena.mervin-blake@duke.edu | Duke CTSI 

Informatics Core

Warren Alden Kibbe | warren.kibbe@duke.edu | Director, Informatics Core; Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 
William Ed Hammond | william.hammond@duke.edu | Director, Informatics Core; Duke Center for Health Informatics
Vivian West | vivian.west@duke.edu | Duke CTSI, Duke Center for Health Informatics
Anthony Leiro | anthony.leiro@duke.edu | Duke CTSI

KL2 Core

Laura Svetkey | laura.svetkey@duke.edu | Director, KL2 Core; Department of Medicine
Kimberly Johnson | kimberly.s.johnson@duke.edu | Director, KL2 Core; Department of Medicine, Geriatrics
Rasheed Gbadegesin | rasheed.gbadegesin@duke.edu | Director, KL2 Core; Department of Medicine, Pediatrics
Stephanie Molner | stephanie.molner@duke.edu | Duke CTSI

NCCU Pilots

Janet Bettger | janet.bettger@duke.edu | Orthopaedics
Lisa Davis | lisa.p.davis@duke.edu | Duke CTSI

​Participant & Clinical Interactions (PCI) Core

Susanna Naggie, MD | susanna.naggie@duked.edu | Vice Dean for Clinical Research
Jeffrey Guptill | jeffrey.guptill@duke.edu | Director, Participant & Clinical Interactions (PCI) Core; Duke Early Phase Research Unit (DEPRU), Department of Neurology, DCRI
Denise Snyder | denise.snyder@duke.edu | Duke Office of Clinical Research
Stephanie Freel | stephanie.freel@duke.edu | Duke Office of Clinical Research
Catee Mullen, MS | catee.mullen@duke.edu | Director, Research Operations, DOCR
Marissa Stroo | marissa.stroo@duke.edu | Director, Research Operations - Data, DOCR
Donna Hammel | donna.hammel@duke.edu | DEPRU

Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC)

Ranee Chatterjee Montgomery | ranee.chatterjee@duke.edu | Director, Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC); General Internal Medicine
Schuyler Jones | schuyler.jones@duke.edu | Director, Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC); Department of Medicine, Cardiology

Regulatory Affairs Core

Bruce Burnett | bruce.burnett@duke.edu | Director, Regulatory Affairs Core; Department of Medicine
Amanda B Parrish | amanda.b.parrish@duke.edu | Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ)

Special Populations Core

Keisha Bentley-Edwards | keisha.bentley.edwards@duke.edu | Director, Special Populations Core; Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Global Health Institute
Devon Noonan | devon.noonan@duke.edu | Director, Special Populations Core; School of Nursing
Dwight Koeberl | dwight.koeberl@duke.edu | Director, Special Populations Core; Department of Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
K.K. Lam | kk.lam@duke.edu | Duke CTSI
Sydney Sullivan | sydney.sullivan@duke.edu | Duke CTSI

Team Science Core

Jonathon Cummings | jonathon.cummings@duke.edu | Director, Team Science Core; Fuqua School of Business
Michel Landry | michel.landry@duke.edu | Co-Director, Team Science Core; Orthopaedis Surgery
Lavanya Vasudevan | lavanya.vasudevan@duke.edu | Co-Director, Team Science Core; 
Kristine Glauber | kristine.glauber@duke.edu | Duke CTSI, Duke Office of Research Initiatives

TL1 Core

David Edelman | edelm001@duke.edu | Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Kevin Thomas | kevin.thomas@duke.edu | Department of Medicine

Trial Innovation Center (TIC)

Geeta Swamy | geeta.swamy@duke.edu | Director, Trial Innovation Center (TIC); Vice Dean and Associate Vice Provost for Scientific Integrity
Lindsey Spangler | lindsey.spangler@duke.edu | Duke Office of Clinical Research

Workforce Development Core

Steven Grambow | steven.grambow@duke.edu | Co-Director, Workforce Development Core; Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Kafui Dzirasa | kafai.dzirasa@duke.edu | Co-Director, Workforce Development, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Katie Dickerson | kathryn.dickerson@duke.edu | Associate Director, Workforce Development Core; Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences