Research Scholars Development Awardees
This is a list of the current and past awardees from the REACH Equity Research Scholars Development program. If you are interested in applying for the program, please visit this page to learn more about this opportunity, the application requirements, and more. The Research Scholars Development Award is intended to support early-stage investigators (trainees, postdoctoral students) who are interested in conducting health disparities research.
This program is led by REACH Equity’s Research, Education, and Training Sub-core (RET), please visit their page here for more information about RET.
Cohort 3: 2020-2021
Dominique Bulgin, PhD, Postdoctoral Consulting Associate, Duke University School of Nursing
Mentor: Paula Tanabe, PhD, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Project Title: Piloting a Telehealth PHP-SMA Program for Sickle Cell Disease
Theresa Williamson, MD, Medical Resident, Duke Department of Neurosurgery
Mentor: C. Rory Goodwin, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke Dept. of Neurosurgery
Project Title: Communication Differences in Critical Decision-Making in Severe TBI
Cohort 2: 2019-2020
Allison Stafford, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University School of Nursing
Mentor:Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda PhD
Project title: Patient, family, and provider perspectives on Latina adolescents’ engagement in depression treatment
The purpose of this study is to examine patient, family and health-care provider perspectives of facilitators and barriers to depression treatment engagement.
George Sipa Yankey, MD, Fellow, Duke Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Mentor: Larry Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology
Project title: Factors influencing under-utilization of aortic valve replacement (AVR) as a function of race and ethnicity
The aims of this project are to examine racial differences in reasons for AVR non-receipt and to identify factors most predictive of AVR non-receipt in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Cohort 1: 2018-2019
Charity Oyedeji, MD, Fellow, Division of Hematology and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Project Title: Disparities in advance care planning for adults with Sickle Cell Disease