2019 Doris Duke Awardees

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

The awardees are:

Nakiya Showell, MD, MPH, MHS

Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics Adolescent 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

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

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