Research Vouchers Awardees
This is a list of the current and past awardees from the REACH Equity Research Vouchers program. The Research Vouchers award will supplement currently funded research, or support standalone research projects conducted by faculty at any level and broadly related to the REACH Equity theme.
If you are interested in applying for the Research Vouchers program, please visit this page for information about this opportunity, application requirements, and more.
The Research Vouchers 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
Patrick H. Pun, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke Department of Medicine, Divison of Nephrology
Project Title: CPR in Dialysis Clinics: The Role of Facility Resources and Patient Factors in Racial Disparities
This study will examine how dialysis facility factors and patient factors are associated with racial disparities in the likelihood of patients receiving staff-initiated CPR in outpatient dialysis centers following cardiac arrest.
Kai Sun, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
Project Title: Identifying Barriers to Medication Adherence Among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The aim of this study is to refine and validate a questionnaire to systematically identify and classify medication adherence barriers among patients with Lupus.
Cohort 2: 2019-2020
Matthew Dupre, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Population Health Sciences
Project title: Leveraging patient-reported data to address racial disparities in 30-day readmission in patients with cardiovascular disease
The goals of this research are to examine racial differences in self-perceived and actual risks of 30-day readmission among patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease and to identify socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, and health-related factors associated with these differences.
Alison Weidner, MD, Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Project title: Improving patient/provider engagement and communication via a mobile app
This project aims to improve the quality of shared decision-making between patients and providers about the management of uterine fibroids by developing a uterine fibroid-specific version of an existing digital tool developed at Duke University, the Prepped app. This health information app helps patients to prepare for provider visits by identifying questions that specifically address their information needs.
Clarissa Diamantidis, MD, Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Project title: Racial and ethnic disparities in AKI incidence and outcomes following PCI
Deborah Fisher, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
Project title: Cholecystectomy following choledocholithiasis: Effects of race/ethnicity in timeliness of surgery
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
Project title: The impact of race and ethnicity on listing for liver transplant after referral