1) Clinical interests and focus: I am a general gastroenterologist with a particular interest in colorectal cancer screening/surveillance and quality improvement. I recently served on the ASGE Assessment of Quality in Endoscopy committee and currently serve on the AGA Clinical Practice Updates committee.
2) Research focus: Outcomes, big data, and health services research as applied to a variety of GI areas including weight-loss devices, NAFLD, colorectal cancer screening, choledocholithiasis. I conduct clinical research (outcomes, clinical trials, diagnostic studies) in colorectal cancer screening and have collaborated with the School of Engineering on GI clinical applications of new technology.
3) Educational activities: Clinical teaching in gastroenterology and endoscopy, directing the Department of Medicine MENTORS program for research fellows, mentoring trainees and junior faculty in research. I am faculty of the GI T32 training grant and of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. In my role as the GI Director of Social and Digital Media, I train and advise in using social media for medical education and professional development.
Education and Training
- Vanderbilt University, M.D. 1996
- University of Virginia, Medical Resident, Medicine
- Duke University, Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine
Selected Grants and Awards
- Cologuard Impact in Clinical Practice: A Real-world Evidence Survey
- Duke Training Grant in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status on Listing for Liver Transplant after Referral
- Core variable Assessment Towards a NatIonal evaluation Program (CATNIP) - Subcontract with Weill Cornell
- Understanding recommendations for screening colonoscopy intervals
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Behavior in VA Population
- Cancer Care Quality Measures: Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer