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David Bruce Bartlett

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, Medical Oncology


David Bartlett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. He earned his PhD in Immunology from the University of Birmingham, England where he specialized in the effects of exercise and lifestyles on immune function and systemic inflammation in the elderly. He was awarded a coveted Marie Curie Outgoing Fellowship from the European Union which brought him to Duke under the guidance of William Kraus, MD where he assessed the immunological and physiological responses of exercise training in patients with prediabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. His laboratory studies the effects of exercise and energy balance on immune function and physiology of patient groups including cancer, arthritis and diabetes. His research program is focused on human studies employing a wide range of techniques including human physiological testing, exercise training to in vitro and ex vivo cellular assays. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Medical Oncology, Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute · 2017 - Present Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) · 2014 Ph.D.