Duke/NCCU BIRCWH Scholars


Jamila Minga, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Communication Disorders Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of OBGYN at Duke University
North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

Dr. Minga is a licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologist. She earned her BA in Linguistics and her Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and she earned a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Minga joined North Carolina Central University (NCCU) faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Communication Disorders Program in 2015 and she is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology at Duke University.

Dr. Minga's research focus is to understand pragmatic communication disorders in adults with right hemisphere brain damage as a precursor for engineering assessment and treatment protocols to reduce the socio-communicative burden on activities of daily living. In 2016, Dr. Minga established the Right Brain Stroke Research Registry, the first and only stroke registry dedicated to survivors of right hemisphere strokes. As a BIRCWH Scholar, Dr. Minga will examine sex-specific differences in communication behaviors following right hemisphere stroke.


Katelyn M. Holliday, PhD
Medical Instructor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke University

Dr. Holliday received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Purdue University in 2009. She then entered the Epidemiology MSPH/PhD program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, completing the MSPH in 2011 and the PhD with a focus on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology in 2016. During this time, she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences to facilitate completion of her dissertation, which focused on use of GPS to study spatial patterns of physical activity. Dr. Holliday then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology at UNC and has been working on faculty in Duke's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since August 2018.

Dr. Holliday's research interests encompass the cardiovascular health effects of the natural and built environments and the role of geospatial factors and health disparities in these relationships. With the BIRCWH award, she will focus on understanding individual, interpersonal, and community level factors that influence physical activity among women attending community health clinics, building a foundation for future intervention development for these women. Her long-term goal is to lead interdisciplinary teams to translate knowledge of spatial patterns of physical activity into behavioral interventions that incorporate sociodemographically-relevant built environment factors.


Haley Arden Moss, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke Cancer Institute
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Duke University

Dr. Moss earned her Bachelor of Arts in Science and Society at Wesleyan University. She completed a combined MD/MBA dual-degree program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School in 2012. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. From 2016-2019, she completed a Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Moss joined the faculty at Duke in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2019 where she specializes in the care of women with gynecologic cancers.

Her lens as a researcher has focused on the interface of women's health and policies to improve the value of cancer care. Her research interest in health services has focused on alternative payment models and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to oncologic services. A second field of interest is the increasing cost of cancer care and using health economic models to help guide health care decisions, such as ovarian cancer screening. As BIRCWH scholar, Dr. Moss will examine how payment reform has struggled to control costs and improve the quality of care for patients with a cancer diagnosis, focusing on patients with a gynecologic malignancy.


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