Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture 2023

Duke Ob/Gyn is proud to present the Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture honoring the legacy of the esteemed physician, educator and community leader. The event takes place on May 3, 2023, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Duke South Amphitheater, with a virtual option by Zoom.

The goal of the Moore Lectureship is to bring to Duke and Durham nationally recognized experts on such topics as health care disparities, societal issues related to access to care, and the economics and politics of health care.

The event speaker will be Erica Marsh, MD, MSCi, (pictured). She will present, "For We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood: The Intersection of History, Racism and Medicine.”

Dr. Marsh is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She attended Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude, followed by Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude in 2001. She then completed her Integrated OBGYN Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005.

After residency, Dr. Marsh completed a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Northwestern University. During this time, Dr. Marsh also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University. After completing fellowship in 2008, Dr. Marsh joined the faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Marsh joined the U of M family.

She is the founder and director of the onWHARD collaborative, a group dedicated to women's health and reproductive disparities research, education and advocacy. In this capacity, she leads several large research studies including SOAR, a project investigating ovarian aging in African American women, and ELLAS, a cohort study designed to help health care providers better understand reproductive health conditions affecting the Latina/Latinx community.

Dr. Marsh is also a committed community advocate. She builds bridges between community organizations and academia with community-based participatory research initiatives that have led to funding, publications and awards.

The annual Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lecture is presented by Duke Ob/Gyn and co-sponsored by the Duke Health Office of the Chancellor, the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Office of Diversity & Inclusion. 

Event recording


Keisha Bentley Edwards, PhD
Keisha Bentley Edwards, PhD
Jeff Baker, MD, PhD
Jeff Baker, MD, PhD
Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD
Adriane Lentz-Smith, PhD
Moderator Panelist Panelist

Dr. Bentley Edwards is an associate professor in medicine and a developmental psychologist. Her work examines how race, culture and racism stress influence health and social disparities. She is the associate director of research and the director of the Health Equity Working Group for the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

Dr. Baker is a professor of pediatrics and director for the Program in the History of Medicine at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Baker’s research interests have centered upon the history of racism in medical centers and their communities.

Dr. Lentz-Smith is an associate professor in the departments of History and African & African-American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; the author of “Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I”; and a senior fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics.