Dr. Starling is a Senior Research Program Leader in the Department of Population Health Sciences. As a social scientist, she has conducted qualitative and mixed methods research primarily in sexuality education and STI prevention, mHealth adoption, and provider bias. Dr. Starling has expertise in digital and online adaptations of traditional social science methods; communications theory; cognitive interviewing; grounded theory; impact evaluation; and user experience. Prior to Duke, Dr. Starling served as an industry consultant for companies and organizations committed to public health, driving strategy and organizational change measures, leading client-centered research programs, and providing strategic communications consulting.
Dr. Starling received her DrPH in public health from the University of California, Berkeley and her MPH in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University.