Duke Ob/Gyn's Division of Women's Community and Population Health is structured around a common mission: to improve the health of women in our communities, particularly the underinsured and underserved.
The goal is to provide care to the underserved women in our community, including at the Durham, Person and Franklin County Health Departments, Lincoln Community Center, VA Medical Center, our clinics in 1J and the Resident Gynecology and Obstetrical patient services. Faculty provide essential women’s health programs like the Family Planning Clinic and Cervix Clinic. The Division also encompasses Global Reproductive Health (through the Duke Global Health Institute). This unified structure improves the Division's capacity to provide high quality care to the women of our community and give clarity of purpose and a unified mission.
Chief of the Division is Beverly Gray, MD, who also serves as Co-Director of the Durham County Health Department Ob/Gyn services, as well as Residency Program Director.
Joining Dr. Gray in leadership of this Division is Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, who serves Associate Chief and Research Director for the Division. Dr. Huchko is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Research Professor of Global Health, and she serves as Director for the Ob/Gyn Clinical Research Unit (CRU). She is the founding Director of the Center for Global Reproductive Health in the Duke Global Health Institute and is internationally recognized for her research on cervical cancer prevention in low resource settings.
The Division enables Duke Ob/Gyn to align with our Departmental Strategic Plan, and in particular, our Core Values of Excellence and Community:
Excellence: We set high standards and bring exceptional quality to all areas of women’s healthcare, research and education.
Community: We are in tune with and engage our community to make our care accessible for all who need women’s health services.
Pictured above (left to right) - top row: Beverly Gray, MD; Megan Huchko, MD, MPH; John Schmitt, MD; and Elizabeth Deans, MD. Middle Row: Vanisha Wilson, MD; Kara McElligott, MD; Dmitry Fridman, MD; and Evan Myers, MD, MPH. Bottom row: Henry Newton Pleasant, MD; Lisa Muasher, MD; Aimee Ferrandino, MD; and Jonas Schwartz, MD, MPH (8/1/19).