K12 Program

Your research is important. So is the university behind it.

Ranked in the top 20 nationally and #1 in North Carolina by US News and World ReportDuke Health is a world-class academic and health care system on a mission to translate breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health. Our research environment is supportive and encourages collaborations with other groups at the university. 

Dr. Jaime Hughes Talks About her K12 Experience


What are the Advantages of Being a K12 Scholar at Duke?

You'll Work Jointly with Experts in the Field of Dissemination & Implementation (D&I)

  • Our K12 is managed by Dr. Hayden Bosworth, one of the pre-eminent D&I investigators in the country. He has developed interventions to improve health behaviors that reduce the burden of chronic diseases and has implemented tailored patient interventions. He’s been in 275 peer reviewed publications, has had four books published, and his work has been implemented by Medicaid of North Carolina, The United Kingdom National Health System Direct, Kaiser Health care system, and Veterans Affairs.

You'll Get a Low Mentor to Mentee Relationship

  • There is a 8 to 1 mentor to mentee relationship. You are guaranteed protected time with your Duke mentors along with the support you'll need in the initial stages of your research career.

You'll Be Close to Research Triangle Park (RTP)  

  • You can take advantage of the vast knowledge and leverage connections at a variety of companies whose missions align closely with Duke. 

You'll Receive a salary of $100,000 and an annual $30,000 in research funds