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John David Ike

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box 3, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours By Appointment Only (email for availability)  

Selected Publications


Association of Arts Event Attendance With Cognitive Function Among Older Adults Enrolled in the Health and Retirement Study.

Journal Article Innov Aging · 2023 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among the cognitively impaired, arts engagement is associated with improved neurocognitive symptoms. Less is known about arts engagement as a potentially modifiable lifestyle factor to prevent or slow cognitive decline. Our aim w ... Full text Link to item Cite

Quantitative metrics and psychometric scales in the visual art and medical education literature: a narrative review.

Journal Article Med Educ Online · December 2022 The authors conduct a narrative review of the quantitative observation metrics and psychometric scales utilized in the visual arts and medical education literature in order to provide medical educators with a 'toolkit' of quantitative metrics with which to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Design, implementation, and reflections on a two-week virtual visual arts and medicine course for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Journal Article BMC Med Educ · April 21, 2022 BACKGROUND: Medical humanities courses that incorporate the visual arts traditionally require in-person instruction and visits to museums. The COVID-19 pandemic afforded medical educators a unique opportunity to implement and evaluate virtual visual arts p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sophocles' Philoctetes and Moral Injury in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article J Health Commun · February 1, 2022 Strong emotional responses of health-care professionals to the unusual stress of providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic may be consistent with the experience of moral injury. This term, originally used to explain the feelings of guilt, shame, and righ ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Art and Heart of a Community: Lamar Dodd's The Heart Series in LaGrange, Georgia.

Journal Article J Health Commun · January 2, 2022 Lamar Dodd was a 20th century American artist, the long-term director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and an arts advocate raised in LaGrange, Georgia. In the late 1970s after serving as a cultural emissary to the U.S. Departm ... Full text Link to item Cite

Carrying a Community on Their Shoulders: Virgil's Aeneas and the Duty of Healthcare Workers.

Journal Article J Health Commun · May 4, 2021 The term "duty' has occurred frequently in discussions about the role of healthcare professionals in the current pandemic. Duty can take multiple forms in the professional and private worlds of those working to save the lives of others. At times, different ... Full text Link to item Cite

MASKS AND THE HEARING IMPAIRED: AN ETHICAL QUAGMIRE

Conference JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE · 2021 Cite

Face Masks: Their History and the Values They Communicate.

Journal Article J Health Commun · December 1, 2020 Masks, now recommended and worn by a growing proportion of the world's population, have reflected various perceived meaning across time. This paper provides a brief history of the socio-cultural perceptions attached to wearing a mask by surveying how masks ... Full text Link to item Cite

Nurturing Context: TRACE, the Arts, Medical Practice, and Health Literacy.

Chapter · June 25, 2020 This chapter builds upon prior research on the interconnectedness of context to content as it relates to health and health literacy. The authors focus on the use of the arts as a novel way to engage with and to promote health and health communication. Most ... Full text Link to item Cite

Nurturing context: TRACE, the arts, medical practice, and health literacy

Journal Article Information Services and Use · January 1, 2019 This article builds upon prior research on the interconnectedness of context to content as it relates to health and health literacy. The authors focus on the use of the arts as a novel way to engage with and to promote health and health communication. Most ... Full text Cite

The Association Between Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Hospital Case Volume and Mortality in a U.S. Cohort, 2002-2011.

Journal Article Crit Care Med · May 2018 OBJECTIVES: This study examines the relationships between hospitals' annual acute respiratory distress syndrome case volume with hospitals' acute respiratory distress syndrome case fatality rates and individuals' odds of acute respiratory distress syndrome ... Full text Link to item Cite

Health Literary and the Arts: Exploring the Intersection.

Chapter · 2017 Historically, study and implementation of health literacy mostly focused on text-based information with frequent attention to medical and health related content within an increasingly complex healthcare system. This chapter introduces visual literacy, part ... Link to item Cite

Health Literary and the Arts: Exploring the Intersection

Journal Article Studies in Health Technology and Informatics · January 1, 2017 Historically, study and implementation of health literacy mostly focused on text-based information with frequent attention to medical and health related content within an increasingly complex healthcare system. This chapter introduces visual literacy, part ... Full text Cite