Meet Our Team


Chip Walter, MD, MPH

Principal Investigator

Kenneth Schmader, MD


Chris Woods, MD, MPH


Geeta Swamy, MD


Program Management & Support Staff

Chris Todd, MPH

Director of Program Management

Kristen Gunnel

Program Manager

Lynn Harrington

Research Practice Manager

Thad Gurley

Accessioning Unit & Biorepository Manager

Scientific Collaborators

The CIVICs Component C collaborators work closely with the Duke Clinical Core investigators to design and implement clinical trials. The CIVICs Component C scientific collaborators consist of the following individuals: 

Patricia Winokur, MD, University of Iowa

Christopher Chiu, MRCP, PhD, Imperial College London