Nadine Barrett, PhD, MA, MS has been named as the Director of Health Equity for the Duke Cancer Institute. Barrett is the recipient of several awards and honors including the American Sociology Association’s Minority Fellowship Doctoral Award and an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a medical sociologist, Barrett’s interdisciplinary areas of specialization include health disparities, cultural competence, community health and outreach, community organizing/engagement among diverse populations, research methodologies, with particular expertise in Community Based Participatory Research. She has extensive experience in strategic program development, implementation and evaluation, and developing and enhancing meaningful community partnerships.
Prior to joining Duke University Health System, Barrett was with Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Global, she was successful in establishing collaborative efforts to serve organizations and communities effectively by identifying community health needs, disseminating evidence-based programming to enhance breast cancer screening, developing advisory committees, implementing mechanisms to enhance organizational integration, and effective grant making and writing efforts. As the Director of the Office of Health Equity, Barrett will use her expertise to engage the Durham and Duke communities in meaningful relationships and partnerships that will positively impact cancer health outcomes and disparities.