New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bentley-Edwards

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Duke General Internal Medicine

"Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards joined our division in July. She works at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity while also conducting research and assisting in the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. To get to know Dr. Bentley-Edwards a little more, we asked her the following questions:

Where do you work
My office is located in the Erwin Building at the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity. 

What is your title?
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine & Director of the Health Equity Working Group S.D. Cook Center on Social Equity

What are your interests are in the field?
In general, I do health disparities research. As a Psychologist, I examine how optimal and suboptimal contexts can influence emotional, social and physical functioning. Specifically, I seek ways to cultivate healthy outcomes in the face of racism and community stressors for African American youth and their families. I create culturally cognizant assessments that facilitate evidence based research and interventions."

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