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Dr. Meredith Duncan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. She is Kentucky native and has bled blue for as long as she can remember. Her PhD is in Epidemiology, but she has a strong analytic background and considers herself an Applied Biostatistician. She has worked in cardiovascular research since 2013. Her personal research focuses on cardiovascular health disparities among people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Dr. Duncan is currently a UK CCTS KL2 scholar; in her career development award, Dr. Duncan seeks to incorporate social determinants of health and markers of structural racism into cardiovascular disease risk estimating equations to lay the foundation for removing race as a "risk factor" when estimating risk. Dr. Duncan teaches graduate-level courses aimed at equipping students with skills in scientific writing and survival analysis.


  • PhD, Epidemiology
    • Vanderbilt University
  • MA, Biostatistics
    • Boston University
  • BS, Mathematics
    • Murray State University

Research Interests

  • Cohort studies
  • Survival analyses
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Health disparities
  • Social determinants of health
  • Trauma and substance abuse