Dr. Naomi Duke is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Duke serves as the Medical Director of myHealth for Teens and Young Adults, with clinic sites in Excelsior and Hopkins, Minnesota. Her clinical and research interests include developing strategies to reduce health disparities through community partnering, assessing the effects of state and federal youth health policy on trajectories of health outcomes for young people, and advancing best practices in adolescent and young adult health services delivery. She currently has New Investigator Pre-K pilot funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute for a project titled, “Identifying Mechanisms for Health Disparities: Exploring the Impact of Youth Survival Expectations on Future Health.” She is also completing a doctorate in sociology focusing on life course studies and public health demography. Her work as a Fellow at the Cultural Wellness Center includes the recent article Creating Culturally Relevant and Responsive Health Care Models coauthored with Atum Azzahir and published in the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. A selection of her other academic research articles are listed below.

Adolescent Adversity and Concurrent Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use. Duke NN. Am J Health Behav. 2018 Sep 1;42(5):85-99. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.42.5.8.

Expanding Concepts of Youth Adversity: Relationships With a Positive Patient Health Questionnaire-2. Duke NN. J Pediatr Health Care. 2019 Jan;33(1):42-52. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.05.012. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
Adverse childhood experiences: Evidence for screening beyond preventive visits. Duke NN, Borowsky IW. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Jul;81:380-388. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.05.015. Epub 2018 May 26.
Health Status of Adolescents Reporting Experiences of Adversity. Duke NN, Borowsky IW. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018 Apr 11;5:2333794X18769555. doi: 10.1177/2333794X18769555. eCollection 2018.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Preventive Care: An Analysis of Routine Physical Examination Among Adolescents, 1998-2010. Nitardy CM, Duke NN, Pettingell SL, Borowsky IW. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Dec;55(14):1338-1345. doi: 10.1177/0009922816632180. Epub 2016 Jul 20.
Racial and ethnic disparities in educational achievement and aspirations: findings from a statewide survey from 1998 to 2010. Nitardy CM, Duke NN, Pettingell SL, Borowsky IW. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Jan;19(1):58-66. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1495-y.
Adolescent early death perception: links to behavioral and life outcomes in young adulthood. Duke NN, Borowsky IW, Pettingell SL, Skay CL, McMorris BJ. J Pediatr Health Care. 2011 Jul-Aug;25(4):224-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 May 1.
Adolescent condom use consistency over time: global versus partner-specific measures. Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Duke NN, McMorris BJ, Stoddard S, Pettingell SL. Nurs Res. 2011 May-Jun;60(3 Suppl):S68-78. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e31821714

Parent perceptions of neighborhood: relationships with US youth physical activity and weight status. Duke NN, Borowsky IW, Pettingell SL. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Jan;16(1):149-57. doi: 10.1007/s10995-010-0731-3.

Early death perception in adolescence: identifying factors associated with change from pessimism to optimism about life expectancy. Duke NN, Skay CL, Pettingell SL, Borowsky IW. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jan;50(1):21-8. doi: 10.1177/0009922810379041. Epub 2010 Sep 13.
Adolescent violence perpetration: associations with multiple types of adverse childhood experiences. Duke NN, Pettingell SL, McMorris BJ, Borowsky IW. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e778-86. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0597. Epub 2010 Mar 15.
Adult care transitioning for adolescents with special health care needs: a pivotal role for family centered care. Duke NN, Scal PB. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Jan;15(1):98-105. doi: 10.1007/s10995-009-0547-1.
Examining youth hopelessness as an independent risk correlate for adolescent delinquency and violence. Duke NN, Borowsky IW, Pettingell SL, McMorris BJ. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Jan;15(1):87-97. doi: 10.1007/s10995-009-0550-6.
Adolescent perception of premature risk for death: contributions from individual and environmental contextual factors. Duke NN, Skay CL, Pettingell SL, Borowsky IW. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jul-Aug;9(4):256-62. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2009.02.004. Epub 2009 Apr 2.

From adolescent connections to social capital: predictors of civic engagement in young adulthood. Duke NN, Skay CL, Pettingell SL, Borowsky IW. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Feb;44(2):161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.07.007. Epub 2008 Oct 29.

Associations between health screening questions and sexual risk behaviors in adolescent female clinic patients: identifying a brief question format to yield critical information. Duke NN, Sieving RE, Pettingell SL, Skay CL. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Jul;47(6):564-72. doi: 10.1177/0009922808314904. Epub 2008 May 8. Erratum in: Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Mar;48(2):234-5