Faculty & Staff

Barbara Sheline, MD, MPH

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

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


Fatima Syed, MD

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Fatima Z. Syed, MD, MSc, FACP is an internist at Duke Primary Care and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.  She serves as an Associate Director for PCLT.  She transitioned into medicine through social policy, having an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from University of Oxford before attending Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  Dr. Syed was the first primary care resident at Thomas Jefferson University where she trained in both internal medicine and endocrinology.

Dr. Syed returned to her true passion, primary care and education, in 2019, when she joined as faculty at Duke.  Her clinical interests include general internal medicine with a focus on type 2 diabetes.  In education, she is of course involved with the Primary Care Seminar (PCS) with PCLT, precepts residents, teaches first year didactics, and is involved with LEAD Leadership Certificate Program and the course, Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Diversity (CDHD).  She is also involved in advocacy through the American College of Physicians.  


Naomi N. Duke, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Naomi N. Duke MD, PhD, MPH serves as an Associate Director for PCLT. She joined the Duke University School of Medicine Faculty in January 2019. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology, Duke Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Duke also serves as the School of Medicine Program Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke.

Dr. Duke is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Harvard Medical School. She completed a combined internship-residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor. While a practicing physician in the U.S. National Health Service Corps, Dr. Duke obtained an MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (UMN). After work with the Corps, she re-entered training and completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the UMN. Dr. Duke completed a research fellowship through an Interdisciplinary Adolescent Health Protection Research Training Grant (UMN Department of Pediatrics and School of Nursing) in 2010. In 2017, she completed a PhD in Sociology (UMN) with a focus on life course theory.

Dr. Duke’s clinical passion and program of research are anchored by the practice of primary care. She works at the intersection of medicine, sociology, and population health toward understanding biosocial aspects of the intergenerational transmission of health, with a particular interest in cardiometabolic outcomes related to stress physiology and associated health and risk behaviors. Dr. Duke is an academic affiliate with the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research, the Duke Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research, the Duke University Population Research Institute, and she is a member of the HEEAT Research Lab (addressing Health disparities through Equity, Engagement, Advocacy, and Trust). In each of these roles, she works collaboratively to study social contextual origins of health and to understand system-level factors that influence disparities in health outcomes. In addition to collaborations at Duke, Dr. Duke is a researcher with the Cultural Wellness Center (CWC), Minneapolis, MN. Her study with the CWC focuses on cultural knowledge production as a foundation for health, healing, and building community.


Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH

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

Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, 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 over 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, cancer health disparities, 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 (2013-2021) for advanced practice nurses; and Community Health elective for Master in Biomedical Sciences, medical and physician assistant students. She also will serve as the inaugural director for the Duke Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute (APPLI).


Melissa Graham

Melissa Graham
Program Coordinator, Primary Care Leadership Track

Melissa Graham has been the coordinator of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) since its launch in 2015 and is new to the Primary Care Leadership Track. She's been in North Carolina since 1977 when she came for 6 months and fell in love with the state. She is a graduate of Guilford College in Business Administration. Melissa enjoys helping guide medical students to become wonderful physicians.


Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA

 

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

 

 

 


 

Damon Tweedy, MD

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


Participating Faculty

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