James Lester Harmon
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Les Harmon came to nursing as a second career in the early 1990s and has focused his career on HIV clinical management, HIV clinical research, and HIV clinical education. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 1977, and later moved to San Francisco, where he worked in architectural design, graphic design, cartography, and medical illustration. In 1991 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco’s accelerated BSN program. In 1997 he earned a Master’s degree in nursing from Duke. He joined the school’s regular rank faculty in 2008 and earned a DNP from Duke University in 2012.

As a faculty member, he currently teaches nurse practitioner students in the MSN Program and directs the HIV Specialty. He has maintained a clinical practice in HIV primary care since 1997 and currently practices part time at Warren-Vance Community Health Center in Henderson, NC. He is credentialed as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 307TRENT Drive Room 3015, Duke School Of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 3322 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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