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  1. Executive Director
  2. Executive Leadership
  3. Faculty Leadership
  4. Operational Leadership

Executive Director

Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

  • Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
  • Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Executive Leadership

John H. Alexander, MD, MHS, FACC

  • DCRI Faculty Associate Director
  • DCRI Director, Cardiovascular Research
  • Vice Chief for Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology, Duke Department of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Daniel K. Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

  • DCRI Faculty Associate Director
  • Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
  • Principal Investigator and Chair of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Pediatric Trials Network

Lisa Berdan

  • Director, Global Outcomes Commercial Megatrials

Lesley Curtis, PhD

  • Director, Data Solutions for Health Services Research
  • Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research
  • Professor of Medicine

Nicole Hedrick

  • Chief Human Resources Officer

Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, MHS

  • Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Faculty Associate Director
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine

Sara Holleran, MPH

  • Senior Strategist

Susan Landis

  • Head of Strategic Communications

Kristen O'Berry

  • Director, Academic Affairs

Michael J. Pencina, PhD

  • DCRI Faculty Associate Director
  • Director of Biostatistics
  • Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA

  • DCRI Faculty Associate Director
  • Director, Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics
  • Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration

Michael W. Sledge

  • Chief Financial Officer

Faculty Leadership

Karen P. Alexander, MD

  • Co-Director, Integrated Clinical Event and Safety Surveillance (ICE-SS)
  • Faculty Leader for Safety Surveillance
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Kevin Anstrom, PhD

  • Director, Data Solutions for Clinical Trials
  • Associate Director, Biostatistics
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH

  • Director, Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement
  • Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Science
  • Professor of Medicine

Bruce Burnett, PhD, RAC

  • Director of Regulatory Affairs, DTMI
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology
  • DCRI Quality Assurance/Regulatory Compliance (QA/RC) and Regulatory Services
(919) 668-7178

Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD

  • Director, Pharmacometrics
  • Director, Duke Clinical Research Unit
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Ralph Corey, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
  • Professor of Pathology

Rowena Dolor, MD, MHS

  • Director, Primary Care Research Consortium
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • Medical Instructor in the Department of Surgery

Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE

  • Director, Imaging Program
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
  • Ursula Geller Professorship for Research in Cardiovascular Diseases

David F. Kong, MD, AM, FACC, FSCAI

  • Co-Director, Cardiovascular Devices Group
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD

  • Co-Director, Cardiovascular Devices Group
  • Director, Electrocardiology Core Lab
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Andrew D. Krystal, MD

  • Co-Director, Neurosciences Medicine Research Program
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Daniel T. Laskowitz, MD, MHS

  • Faculty Leader, DCRI Neurosciences Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Neurology

Kerry Lee, PhD

  • Faculty Leader, DCRI Clinical Trial Biostatistics
  • Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Jennifer Li, MD, MHS

  • Director, Pediatrics Research
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Renato D. Lopes, MD, MHS, PhD

  • Director, Clinical Events Classification
  • Co-Director, Integrated Clinical Event and Safety Surveillance (ICE-SS)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Kenneth Lyles, MD

  • Director, Geriatrics Research
  • Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics
  • Vice-chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine

Daniel B. Mark, MD, MPH

  • Director, Outcomes Research
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Andrew Muir, MD, MHS

  • Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

  • Director, Infectious Diseases
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Duke Cardiac Care Unit
  • Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Cardiovascular Disease Study
  • Co-Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Registry/Biorepository

Scott M. Palmer, MD, MHS

  • Director, DCRI Pulmonary Research
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine

Thomas J. Povsic, MD, PhD

  • Director, Advanced Biomarkers
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Matthew T. Roe, MD, MHS

  • Faculty Director, Global Outcomes Commercial Megatrials
  • DCRI Fellowship Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

  • Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Duke University
  • Leader, DCRI Endocrine Neoplasia Disease Program

Emmanuel “Chip” Walter, MD, MPH

  • Co-Director, Primary Care Research Consortium
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

  • Director, DCRI Education
  • Fellowship Associate Program Director
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Operational Leadership

Pamela Buchholz

  • Senior Director, Clinical Trials Domain
(919) 668-7522

Elizabeth Fraulo

  • Director, Outcomes Research
(919) 668-8843

Brian J. McCourt

  • Director, Clinical Research Informatics
(919) 668-8999

Rebecca Ortega

  • Director, Center for Educational Excellence Operations

Suzanne Pfeifer, MPH

  • Director, Business Development and Contracts Management
(919) 668-8196

Damon Seils

  • Managing Director of CCGE Research Operations
(919) 668-8582

Bill Shannon, M.Ed.

  • Director, Organizational Learning
(919) 668-8423

Kristina Sigmon, MA

  • Director, Statistical Operations
(919) 668-8943

David Tillotson

  • Senior Director, Finance
(919) 668-8265

Jamie Young

  • Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
(919) 668-8138