Research Leadership

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Duke University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all U.S universities in research expenditures. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has overall responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise at Duke, and works to encourage and support the development, marketing and application of Duke's intellectual property and our world-renowned researchers, students and facilities.

     Lawrence Carin, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research
     Christopher Freel, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Research

 

Research leaders in the Schools, Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

     Paula McClain, Ph.D., Dean

NICHOLAS SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT

     Alan Townsend, Ph.D., Dean
     Dean Urban, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives

PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

     George Truskey, Ph.D., Interim Dean

SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

     Kelly Brownell, Ph.D., Dean
     Judith Kelly, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

     Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., Dean
     Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Basic Research
     Mark Stacy, M.D., Vice Dean for Clinical Research

SCHOOL OF NURSING

     Marion Broome, Ph.D., R.N., Dean
     Diane Holditch-Davis, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Dean for Research Affairs

TRINITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

     Valerie Sheares Ashby, Ph.D., Dean
     Linda Burton, Ph.D., Dean of the Social Sciences
     Dan Kiehart, Ph.D., Dean of the Natural Sciences
     Richard Powell, Ph.D., Dean of the Humanities

DUKE GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (DGHI)

     Michael Merson, M.D., Director           
     John Bartlett, M.D., Associate Director for Research

DUKE INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN SCIENCES (DIBS)

     Vacant, Director
     Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Director

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE

     Deborah Jenson, Ph.D., Director
     Christina Chia, Ph.D., Associate Director

SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SSRI)

     Tom Nechyba, Ph.D., Director           

NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY SOLUTIONS

     Tim Profeta, J.D., Director

KENAN INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS

     Noah Pickus, Ph.D., Director
     Suzanne Shanahan, Ph.D., Associate Director

ENERGY INITIATIVE (IE)

     Richard Newell, Ph.D., Director 

INFORMATION INITIATIVE AT DUKE (iiD)

     Robert Calderbank, Ph.D., Director           

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE

     Eric Toone, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Director
     David Robinson, Ph.D., Senior Strategist for Research
     Bruce Sullenger, Ph.D., Senior Strategist for Translation