Research Leadership

Office of 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 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, PhD, Vice President for Research
Christopher Freel, PhD, MBA, Associate Vice President for Research
Geeta Swamy, MD, Associate Vice President for Research and Vice Dean for Scientific Integrity

 

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

FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

William Boulding, PhD, Dean
Ashish Arora, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

 

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

Paula McClain, PhD, Dean

 

NICHOLAS SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Toddi Steelman, PhD, Dean
Nicolas Cassar, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research and PhD Programs

 

PRATT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD, Dean

 

SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

Judith Kelley, PhD, Dean
Billy Pizer, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

 

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Mary Klotman, MD, Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Colin Duckett, PhD, Vice Dean for Basic Research
Adrian Hernandez, MD, Vice Dean for Clinical Research

 

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Marion Broome, PhD, RN, Dean
Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, Rn, PNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research Affairs

 

TRINITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Valerie Sheares Ashby, PhD, Dean
Rachel Kranton, PhD, Dean of the Social Sciences
Mohamed Noor, PhD, Dean of the Natural Sciences
Gennifer Weisenfeld, PhD, Dean of the Humanities

 

DUKE GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (DGHI)

Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, Director           
John Bartlett, MD, Associate Director for Research

 

DUKE INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN SCIENCES (DIBS)

Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Chair, DIBS Faculty Governance Committee

 

JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE

Ranjana Khanna, PhD, Director
Christina Chia, PhD, Associate Director

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SSRI)

Don Taylor, PhD, Director  

         

NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY SOLUTIONS

Tim Profeta, JD, Director

 

KENAN INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS

Suzanne Shanahan, PhD, Director

 

ENERGY INITIATIVE (IE)

Brian Murray, PhD, Director 

 

INFORMATION INITIATIVE AT DUKE (iiD)

Robert Calderbank, PhD, Director       

    

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE (I&E)

Jon Fjeld, PhD, MBA, Interim Director