Gary G. Bennett, PhD

Director

Gary G. Bennett is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health and Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Bennett developed the interactive obesity treatment approach (iOTA), which is currently being evaluated in... Read More

Sandy Askew, MPH

Data Manager

Sandy is a data manager and analyst at the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. She is believer in the potential of digital health to be one of the most powerful tools available to influence public health on a large... Read More

Cherie Barnes, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian/Health Coach

Cherie is a Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over two decades of clinical trial research experience. Her clinical nutrition interests are focused on cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and their relationship to neurobiology. She is excited about working with the Duke Digital... Read More

Miriam Berger, MPH

Research Program Lead

Miriam is the administrative lead for the Center and manages or consults on a variety of the team's digital health trials.  Miriam received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and her MPH from the University of California... Read More

Miriam Chisholm

Clinical Research Coordinator

Miriam is the clinical research coordinator for the Center. Miriam is a 2020 graduate of the Gillings School of Global Public Health with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health- Nutrition. Prior to coming to the Center, Miriam worked as... Read More

Aaliyah Goodman

Clinical Research Specialist, Sr.

Aaliyah Goodman is a May 2021 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Global Studies. She is the team's Clinical Research Specialist, Sr., supporting the day-to-day operations of a few of our ongoing trials. Read More

Melissa Kay, PhD

Research Scholar

Melissa is a Research Scholar interested in early life obesity prevention within the first 1,000 days - the period of conception through 2 years of life. She is interested in the connection between maternal and infant diet and the realities... Read More

Hailey Miller, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral Associate

Hailey is a Postdoctoral Associate in Health Innovation at Duke University School of Nursing. She is also a Registered Nurse. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Nursing from Johns Hopkins... Read More

Heather Parnell, MSW

Business Manager

Heather Parnell is currently the Business Manager for the Duke Global Digital Health Science Center. In her role, she provides budgetary support including pre- and post-award activities, collaborating with grants administration, and developing/maintaining contracts. In addition, she provides research administration... Read More

Dori Steinberg, PhD, MS, RD

Consulting Associate Professor

Dori holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Cornell University, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University, and PhD in Nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill. Her interest in digital health stems from her clinical experience as a registered... Read More