DIBS Director & Associate Directors

Director

Geraldine Dawson, PhD 

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine 
Director, Duke Center for Autism & Behavioral Development 

Geraldine DawsonOn July 1, 2019, the DIBS community welcomed new Director Geraldine Dawson, PhD, formerly Chair of the DIBS Faculty Governance Committee. Dr. Dawson’s appointment was announced jointly by Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth and School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman. An internationally renowned scientist and clinician, they noted, “Dr. Dawson has a long track record of inspiring and effective institutional leadership and deep knowledge of the DIBS community.”

“I am honored and excited to take on this leadership role at DIBS,” said Dr. Dawson. “I am eager to work with the outstanding DIBS faculty, students, and staff as we continue to promote innovation in neuroscience research, outstanding education, and meaningful engagement with our community.”

Associate Directors 

Rachel Alison Adcock

Rachel Alison Adcock

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
 
Nicole Lewellyn Schramm-Sapyta

Nicole Lewellyn Schramm-Sapyta

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
 
Leonard Edward White

Leonard Edward White

Associate Professor in Neurology

Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences