Nadine Barrett

Overview:

As a Medical Sociologist with over 15 years of experience engaging diverse health systems and communities to improve community and population health, I have devoted my career to reducing health disparities among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations and effectively training health care and research professionals and trainees in community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and the principles of authentic and impactful stakeholder collaborations. My expertise can be defined broadly within the context of developing effective community and health system partnerships to improve health outcomes, and conducting community health assessments to inform strategic priority setting, and program development, implementation and evaluation. I serve as the inaugural director of the Office of Health Equity and Disparities at the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Director of the Community Connections and Collaborations Core within the Duke CTSA and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. I am also faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Community Health. 
I have several funded project including Project PLACE (Population Level Approaches to Cancer Elimination), funded by the NCI is a three pronged research project designed to implement three robust mechanisms to inform the health equity strategic direction of the DCI over the next 5- 8 years. Project PLACE  is a highly intensive community engagement model and platform designed to shape robust scholarly productivity, partnered research and community programs to improve population health. I am also the Duke PI (subcontract) with Kevin Williams (lead-PI)of a national Susan G. Komen pipeline training grant on translational research in Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and community engaged research. I also co-direct the NCI funded Cancer Research and Education Program Core of the NCCU/DCI Translational Health Disparities Research Program which incorporates specified training in minority accrual in clinical research, a program I developed within the DCI entitled, Just Ask.  

Positions:

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Family Medicine and Community Health, Community Health
School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Duke Cancer Institute
School of Medicine

Education:

Ph.D. 2005

Texas Womans University

Grants:

Just Ask - Increasing Diversity in Oncology Clinical Research and Trials An Institutional and Stakeholder Engagement Approach

Administered By
Duke Cancer Institute
Awarded By
V Foundation for Cancer Research
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Lung Cancer Screening Initiative

Administered By
Duke Cancer Institute
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Breast Cancer Awareness to Action Ambassador Program (BCAAAP)

Administered By
Duke Cancer Institute
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Publications:

Implementing a Health Equity Agenda at the Duke Cancer Institute

Authors
Barrett, NJ; Vann, T; Wilder, J; ingraham, K; Worthy, V; Boyce, X; Reyes, R; Chirinios, M; Wigfall, P; Robinson, W; Patierno, S
MLA Citation
Barrett, N. J., et al. “Implementing a Health Equity Agenda at the Duke Cancer Institute.” Oncology Issues, vol. September-October 2016, Sept. 2016, pp. 48–57.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1147260
Source
manual
Published In
Oncology Issues
Volume
September -October 2016
Published Date
Start Page
48
End Page
57

2014 Durham County Health Assessment: Cancer”

This component of the Durham Health Assessment provides an overview of the cancer burden in Durham County. The report provides a comprehensive summary of primary and secondary data around the burden of cancer, areas of need, and potential opportunities to improve community and population health outcomes in the region.
Authors
Barrett, NJ; Bethea, K
MLA Citation
Barrett, N. J., and K. Bethea. “2014 Durham County Health Assessment: Cancer”.” Durham County Community Health Assessment, Jan. 2015, pp. 217–27.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1147296
Source
manual
Published Date
Start Page
217
End Page
227

Abstract A30: Using the principles of community-based participatory research to build an office of health equity within a nationally designated cancer institute

Authors
Barrett, NJ; Worthy, V; Boyce-Manon, X; Reyes, R; Banks, L; Patierno, S; Chu, C
MLA Citation
Barrett, Nadine Josann, et al. “Abstract A30: Using the principles of community-based participatory research to build an office of health equity within a nationally designated cancer institute.” Behavioral and Social Science, American Association for Cancer Research, Nov. 2014. Crossref, doi:10.1158/1538-7755.disp13-a30.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1087975
Source
crossref
Published In
Behavioral and Social Science
Published Date
DOI
10.1158/1538-7755.disp13-a30

Examining the Crack Epidemic and Subsequent Drug Policy through Identifying Trends in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment for Crack Use/Abuse: 1995-2005

Disparities in the crack/cocaine discourse have changed drastically since its inception over 30 years ago. Since the late 1980s, research examining this particular abuse has become more complex as both nationally and globally crack use/abuse has been examined within various contexts. Crack use has often been framed as an African American problem in part resulting from the high volume of African Americans seeking treatment for illnesses associated with their crack-cocaine use, and more African Americans dying from crack-cocaine overdose. This logical fallacy persists despite evidence showing African Americans have lower substance use/abuse compared to Caucasians. Given the impact of the crack epidemic as well as its related drug policies on African American communities and their families, further examination of crack use/abuse is necessary. This study will discuss the crack epidemic historically and examine crack use among clients of a large sample of outpatient substance abuse treatment units over a decade period between 1995 and 2005.
Authors
kim, M; Barrett, NJ; Gilbert, KL; Taylor, Y; Godley, P; Howard, D
MLA Citation
kim, M., et al. “Examining the Crack Epidemic and Subsequent Drug Policy through Identifying Trends in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment for Crack Use/Abuse: 1995-2005.” Journal of Equity in Health, vol. 3, no. 1, StarSpirit Press, Feb. 2014, pp. 124–38.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1147278
Source
manual
Published In
Journal of Equity in Health
Volume
3
Published Date
Start Page
124
End Page
138

Promoting community practitioners' use of evidence-based approaches to increase breast cancer screening.

Many women do not get mammography screenings at the intervals recommended for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) recommends a range of evidence-based strategies to improve mammography rates. However, nurses and others working in community-based settings make only limited use of these strategies. We report on a dissemination intervention that partnered the University of North Carolina with the Susan G. Komen Triangle Affiliate to disseminate Community Guide breast cancer screening strategies to community organizations. The intervention was guided by social marketing and diffusion of innovation theory and was designed to provide evidence and support via Komen's existing relationships with grantee organizations. The present study reports the findings from a formative evaluation of the intervention, which included a content analysis of 46 grant applications pre- and post intervention and focus groups with 20 grant recipients.
Authors
Leeman, J; Moore, A; Teal, R; Barrett, N; Leighton, A; Steckler, A
MLA Citation
Leeman, Jennifer, et al. “Promoting community practitioners' use of evidence-based approaches to increase breast cancer screening..” Public Health Nurs, vol. 30, no. 4, July 2013, pp. 323–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/phn.12021.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1060557
PMID
23808857
Source
pubmed
Published In
Public Health Nurs
Volume
30
Published Date
Start Page
323
End Page
331
DOI
10.1111/phn.12021