Meet Our 2019 Doris Duke Scholars

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.

2019 Scholars:

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







For more information about the program, contact Mia Terkowitz, Senior Research Program Coordinator at


Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award

2018 Awardees