Alexis Duncan joined the Brown School as an assistant professor in July 2010. She teaches epidemiology and other courses in the Master's Public Health curriculum.
Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Duncan completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology and behavior genetics. She also worked for an additional year as a research instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Duncan studies relationships between body weight, eating behaviors and substance use; abuse and dependence; as well as risk factors for the development of substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults using genetically informative study designs.
Dr. Duncan holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University. She received her MPH and PhD in Public Health Studies with a concentration in epidemiology from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health.