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Mariam Kayle

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Dr.,, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Kayle’s program of research aims to improve health outcomes among people with childhood-onset complex chronic conditions, with a focus on sickle cell disease (SCD). In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, she co-leads the North Carolina Sickle Cell Data Collection Program (NC SCDC), a state-level surveillance program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NC SCDC curates and analyzes multi-source, population-level datasets to describe the epidemiology, health outcomes, and social determinants of health influencing SCD. Dr. Kayle collaborates with national and state partners to disseminate surveillance findings informing practice, research, and policy for SCD.

Dr. Kayle teaches Nursing Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents in the Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program. Her service contributions include several state-level committees on SCD.

Dr. Kayle completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the American University of Beirut, her Master's in Pediatric Acute and Critical Care and her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services and Outcomes Research at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has over twelve years of pediatric acute and critical care clinical experience.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2024 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2017 Ph.D.
Duke University · 2005 M.S.N.