Martha Payne, PhD, MPH

Martha Payne
Senior Research Development Associate

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Martha joined the Office of Research Development in January 2016 as a Research Development Associate and was promoted to her current position in April 2019. Previously, she held a range of research positions in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, including her most recent appointment as Associate Professor. Martha holds a PhD and MPH in nutrition from the UNC Chapel Hill and a BA in neuroscience from Oberlin College. Her research career has focused on nutritional determinants of late life depression and brain health. Martha has been a PI or co-investigator on a variety of NIH and foundation grants. Martha serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, and is an ad hoc reviewer for journals in nutrition, obesity, neuroimaging, mental health, and aging.