Faculty & Staff



Barbara Sheline, MD, MPH

Barbara Sheline, MD, MPH
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Barbara Sheline, MD, MPH, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, serves as Director. She has served as the Assistant Dean for Primary Care at Duke SOM since 1994. Dr. Sheline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She completed a Masters in Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and wrote her master’s thesis on “Community-Oriented Medical Education.” She completed her Family Medicine residency and Social Medicine fellowship at the University of New Mexico (a program well known for its strong community focus), and joined the faculty after graduation. While there, Dr. Sheline served as a consultant for a national demonstration project on Community-Oriented Primary Care. Dr. Sheline is highly respected for her teaching skills, and received the prestigious Duke Master Clinician-Teacher Award in 2008.

Bruce Peyser, MD
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Bruce Peyser, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, serves as Associate Director from the Department of Internal Medicine. Having trained at the University of Rochester Primary Care Program, he completed a Chief Residency year at Strong Memorial Hospital from 1986-1987. While maintaining a busy Internal Medicine private practice for 18 years in Rochester, he continued to teach residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and won teaching awards for six consecutive years.

Dr. Peyser joined the Department of Medicine at Duke in 2005, and has continued to maintain a large panel of patients while remaining active in his teaching of house officers and medical students. He has been a small group facilitator for the Clinical Skills Foundation for the past three years. He precepts in two different outpatient clinics, and teaches on the inpatient general medicine service as well. He has also been involved in the instruction of faculty, is in charge of running of Grand Rounds for outpatient teaching clinicians in Internal Medicine. He has received internal grant funding for a multi-year Teaching the Teachers workshop series for clinician educators.

Ellie Erickson, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Ellie Erickson, MD serves as Associate Director. She has served on faculty in the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics since 2014. Dr. Erickson is a graduate of Davidson College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief resident year in Pediatrics at Duke. In her clinical roles, Dr. Erickson splits her time between general outpatient pediatrics and newborn nursery care. In addition to her clinical roles, she serves as one of the medical directors of the Reach Out and Read program, which provides books and early literacy guidance for families at well child visits. Her research interests focus on early literacy promotion and how early shared reading can impact children and families. 

Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH

Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Vice Chief of Education for the Division of Community Health

Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Vice Chief of Education for the Division of Community Health, serves as Director for the PCLT Third Year Study Program.  Dr. Tran received her MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA and spent time in Vietnam as a Fogarty International Center research fellow conducting HIV/AIDS research with young people. While completing her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, she received pre-doctoral fellowship training from the NCI Cancer Control and Education Program, administered through UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Tran has two decades of experience in implementing and evaluating community-engaged research initiatives aimed at improving the health status of communities which face the greatest health inequities. She has conducted her work in both domestic and international settings, and topics have included lay health advisor programs, culturally competent healthcare, patient-provider interaction, mental health services, and chronic and infectious disease prevention. Aside from her research endeavors, Dr. Tran’s roles in education/training include directing the Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program,  Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program for advanced practice nurses and Community Health Elective for medical students.

Susan Rogers, MDiv
Senior Program Coordinator, Primary Care Leadership Track

Susan Rogers has been the Coordinator of the Primary Care Leadership Track at the Duke School of Medicine since its launch in 2010. A native of and former social worker in Durham, North Carolina, which is home to Duke University and provides the context for the PCLT’s community engagement curriculum, Susan is passionate about supporting the preparation of medical students to engage with communities in community-identified health initiatives. A graduate of the Duke University Divinity School, Susan is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA and has pastored urban churches in the Metropolitan New York area.

Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA
Vice President, Population Health Management, DUHS
Faculty Lead, Leading Change Curriculum, PCLT
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry




Damon Tweedy, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences






Liza Genao, MD  Assistant Professor of Medicine. Division of Geriatrics

Liza Genao, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine. Division of Geriatrics






Fatima Zahara Syed, MD, MSc, FACP
Consulting Associate, Duke University Medical Center
Duke Primary Care Pickett Road

Participating Faculty

Faculty from across the medical center and Duke Primary Care will participate as preceptors in the longitudinal clinical year. Faculty from the Division of Community Health and the Duke Center for Community Research will serve as research mentors.