Ja'Pel Sumpter, MD, MPH
Why did you chose Duke for residency training?
I chose Duke for residency because of it's nurturing culture and ground breaking clinical research/practice.
What are your career interests?
In the future, I envision becoming a physician who will use Ob/Gyn as a platform in bridging women globally by serving as an advocate in promoting gynecological surgery and women’s health as an integral part of international health. I hope to join forces with global leaders in building a system that will help developing countries become more grounded in providing sustainable care for women.
What are your hobbies?
spending time with family, reading, home improvement projects
Education & Training
Winston-Salem State University
Medical University of South Carolina
Awards & Honors
- John Gibbons Award, 2014
- Semi-finalist at Medical University of South Carolina Research Symposium, 2011
- Winner of Winston-Salem State Research Symposium, 2010
- Inductee of Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society, 2010
- Inductee of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, 2009
- Winner of HBCU-UP National Conference, 2008
- Present National Gates Millennium Scholar, 2006
Publications & Presentations
Advisor: Dr. Anne Burke
Maternal and Child Health
Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD
Fetal- Infant Mortality Review
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Regenold
Drug Abuse Research Training
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Differences in Impulsivity Among Drug-Dependent Populations
Advisor: Dr. Karen Hartwell