Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
I specialize in adolescent and young adult medicine. I love that in I serve as both a primary care physician to young people ages 12-26, while also providing specialized care to this population. The types of care I specialize in include addressing young people's reproductive health concerns (for example, menstrual or contraceptive issues), chronic illnesses, behavioral challenges, and developmental difficulties. My focus is on providing high quality medical care to youth through respect for each individual, support of their physical and emotional growth, and education to empower them to be thriving, independent adults. I also spend a substantial amount of my time being an advocate for young people through health policy and research.
My research is based out of the Department of Pediatrics, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Children's Health Discovery Initiative, and the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research. My research focuses on improving the consumer experience with accessing health and health care, exploring innovative strategies that leverage behavioral economics and technology to improve youth well-being, and studying the impact of health policy on young people.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my husband and two daughters.
Current Research Interests
Behavior change, behavioral economics, adolescent and young adult health, health policy
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