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Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Duke Kannapolis, part of the Duke CTSI, functions as an engine to accelerate precision health research. A full-service research site with trained, knowledgeable staff and a diverse community of engaged study participants, Duke Kannapolis manages a wide variety of translational science projects focused on exploration and discovery to inform a deeper understanding of health and disease. Duke Kannapolis maintains a high level of community engagement by utilizing advisory boards, marketing and communications, bilingual staff, and events, with proven success in recruitment, retention, and engagement across diverse participant populations. Duke Kannapolis exemplifies Duke University’s commitment to partnering with North Carolina communities to advance research and translational science, ultimately improving health and health equity across the state.


Duke Kannapolis 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 

Join Us

Duke Kannapolis welcomes opportunities for collaboration with academia, industry, and other partners. Over more than 15 years, we have collected data and biospecimens from large cohorts of engaged participants, all of which are accessible for analysis or recruitment into new research studies.

Please complete this interest form as a first step, so that we may better understand your interest and how we potentially could support your research. We will use the information you provide to evaluate methodology and feasibility and to develop an initial scope and budget for further discussion. Thank you for your interest in collaboration!

Examples of 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 Health Sciences and Stanford Medicine on a 4-year longitudinal cohort study

Metabolic Signatures Underlying Vascular Risk Factors for Alzheimer-type 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 the Duke Kannapolis website 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