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Doris Duke Awardees

This award provides financial and mentoring resources for one to two years to junior physician scientists working to have a productive career while also facing significant extra-professional care-giving demands.

2021

Christopher Hammond, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Project: “Abstinence-related Changes in Functional Connectivity of Resting-state Brain Networks Following Substance Use Treatment in Adolescents with Cannabis Use” disorders
Mentor: Elliot A. Stein, PhD

Christy Sadreameli, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pulmonary, School of Medicine

Project: “The role of PDGFR in Pediatric Emphysema/Pulmonary Hemorrhage Syndrome”
Mentor: Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MD, MBA

Rheanna Platt MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Project: “Addressing Maternal Mental Health via a Virtual Group Intervention: Implementation in Maryland’s Early Learning Centers”

Mentor: Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D

2019

Nakiya Showell, MD, MPH, MHS
Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Project: “Development of a Novel Parent Activation Intervention to Address Early Obesity and Lifetime Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Low-income Racial/Ethnic Minority Preschoolers”

Mentor: Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH

Tina Doshi, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Whiting School of Engineering

Project:“Novel Biomarkers and Pain Phenotypes in Trigeminal Neuralgia”

Mentors: Srinivasa Raja, MD; Michael Lim, MD; Claudia Campbell, PhD; Seena Ajit, PhD

Samantha Pitts, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Project: “Harnessing health information technology to engage patients with diabetes and community-based organizations to improve diabetes clinical outcomes and promote health care equity”

Mentors: Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS; Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH

2018

Julius Birnbaum, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Project: “Novel Anti-Satellite Cell Antibodies Associated with Sjögren’s Syndrome Neuropathic Pain” Mentor: Ahmet Hoke
Oluwaseun O. Falade-Nwulia, MBBS, MPH Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Whiting School of Engineering Project: “The impact of social networks on hepatitis C transmission and hepatitis C care uptake in people who inject drugs” Mentors: Mark Sulkowski; Carl Latkin; Shruti Mehta; Stuart Ray

Michael H. Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Project: “Molecular Analysis and Precision Medicine in Renal Cell Carcinoma” Mentor: Charles Drake

Lauren M. Osborne, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Gynecology & Obstetrics Johns Hopkins Medicine Project: “Biological Underpinnings of Perinatal Anxiety” Mentors: Jennifer Payne; Sabra Klein; Janet DiPietro; Gayane Yenokyan Project: “Biological Underpinnings of Perinatal Anxiety” Mentors: Jennifer Payne; Sabra Klein; Janet DiPietro; Gayane Yenokyan

2017

Jennifer Coughlin, MD Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Radiology and Radiological Science Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University Medical School: University of Maryland Residency: Johns Hopkins University Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University Project: “Molecular Imaging of Neuroinflammation in Psychiatric Disease” Mentors: Akira Sawa, MD, PhD and Martin Pomper, MD, PhD Assistant Professor: General Internal Medicine Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park Medical School: Johns Hopkins University Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Fellowship: General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Project: “Improving Health Care Quality and Equity for Patients with CKD” Mentors: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH (Duke University) and Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH Research Focus: Dr. Greer’s research program focuses on identifying and addressing the ethnic and racial disparities in care and clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CKD risk factors. Dr. Coughlin’s research is focused on molecular neuroimaging, particularly positron emission tomography (PET) to study the role of immune response in the pathogenesis of diseases with cognitive and affective symptoms. Ultimately, she hopes to impact outcomes in neuropsychiatric clinical care through guiding use of molecular imaging to promote early intervention, therapeutic monitoring, and development of new therapeutic strategies.
Raquel Greer, MD, MHS Assistant Professor General Internal Medicine Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park Medical School: Johns Hopkins University Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Fellowship: General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Project: “Improving Health Care Quality and Equity for Patients with CKD” Mentors: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH (Duke University) and Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH Research Focus: Dr. Greer’s research program focuses on identifying and addressing the ethnic and racial disparities in care and clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and CKD risk factors.

Jin Hui Joo, MD, MA

Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Mental Health

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania

Project: “Patterns of Communication in Peer Mentor and Patient Dyads in a Depression Care Delivery Interventions”

Mentors: Joseph Gallo, MD, MPH and Debra Roter, DrPH, MPH

Research Focus: Dr. Joo’s work is focused on developing an intervention to engage minority older adults in depression care by integrating both informal care such as peer counselors and formal care such as mental health professionals. The intent is to blend experiential knowledge and clinical knowledge, community and health system, in a way that pays attention to minority older adults’ ways of thinking about depression and methods of help seeking.

Julie Paik, MD Assistant Professor Rheumatology Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University Medical School: George Washington University Residency: University of California, Los Angeles Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University Project: “Skeletal Myopathy in Systemic Sclerosis: It’s Identification, Treatment, and Long Term Outcomes” Mentors: Laura Hummers, MD, ScM, Fredrick Wigley, MD, and Andrew Mammen, MD, PhD Research Focus: Dr. Paik’s clinical and research interests are focused on neuromuscular manifestations of autoimmune diseases, particularly in the areas of myositis and scleroderma. The focus of Dr. Paik’s current research efforts is in determining the prevalence of neuropathy and myopathy in scleroderma patients.  Whereas her clinical practice is focused on the broad range of autoimmune and inflammatory muscle disease in rheumatology, there is a particular emphasis on the neuromuscular manifestations of scleroderma.