Duke University

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The Duke Translational Population Health Research (TransPop) group is a highly productive team of clinical research coordinators, project managers, data technicians and regulatory, community engagement, and administrative staff. The team supports numerous clinical research studies, including the 12,500-participant MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository.


Duke TransPop offers collaborators:

  • Proposals and budget development
  • Cohort identification
  • Community engagement and recruitment
  • Project leadership
  • Regulatory support
  • Spanish language translation
  • Data management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Clinical operations
  • Biospecimens and biobanking


  • 10,100 sq. ft.
  • 12 exam rooms
  • Two labs
  • Participant lockers
  • Reception area
  • Visiting faculty workspace
  • Large event room 

MURDOCK Study Innovation

Today, Duke TransPop follows more than 12,500 MURDOCK Study participants longitudinally for health outcomes, and their data and biospecimens are available to researchers upon approval by the MURDOCK Study Leadership Team. Apply here. The diverse MURDOCK Study nested cohorts can be leveraged by investigators to further understand heart, lung, blood, and sleep disease and disorders. Duke TransPop’s expertise in collecting EHR data and our collaborative team-based science approach allow us to support research across the translational spectrum.

Duke CTSI Collaborations

MURDOCK Cabarrus County COVID-19 Prevalence and Immunity (C3PI) Study
Collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Human Services

MURDOCK COVID-19 Opinions, Perceptions and Experiences (COPE) Study
Collaboration with Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

Project Baseline Health Study
Collaboration with Verily, Stanford Medicine, and Google on a 4-year longitudinal cohort study

Metabolic Signatures Underlying Vascular Risk Factors for Alzheimertype Dementias
Funded by the NIH

Diabetes Self-Management & Support LIVE Study
Funded by the NIH

Assessing the Quality of EHR Data and Participant-Reported Data
Funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Social Determinants of Health
Collaboration with Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

Visit Duke CTSI Translational Population Health Research to learn more.







Svati Shah, MD, MHS

Duke CTSI Kannapolis Research

Principal Investigator

Duke University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Genomics