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Damon Scott Tweedy, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
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Campus Mail: DUMC Civitan Building, Box 102643, Durham, NC 27710

Damon Tweedy, MD is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He completed both medical school and his specialty training at Duke. He also graduated from Yale Law School.

Within the VA system, he directs a team of mental health providers working across five primary care clinics. At the medical school, he leads a behavioral health seminar for second-year medical students and is a small group leader for another course that introduces medical students to advanced aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. He is also the faculty advisor for the medical student psychiatry interest group.

Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race and medicine, both in academic journals and popular print publications. His 2015 book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, made the New York Times bestseller list and was selected by TIME Magazine as a top non-fiction book that year.

 

Education and Training

  • M.D., Duke University, 2000

In the News

Publications

Tweedy, Damon. “Physicians Are People, TooAlso Human: The Inner Lives Of Doctors By Caroline Elton New York (NY): Basic Books, 2018 336 pp., $30.00.” Health Affairs 37, no. 8 (August 2018): 1337–38. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0803.

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Tweedy, Damon. “Bridging The Death GapThe Death Gap: How Inequality Kills By Ansell David A. Chicago (IL) : University of Chicago Press , 2017 240 pp., $26.00.” Health Affairs 36, no. 6 (June 2017): 1140–1140. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0574.

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Damon Tweedy, M. D. Black Man in a White Coat A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine. Picador, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Tweedy, Damon S. “A piece of my mind. A perfect match.” Jama 307, no. 7 (February 15, 2012): 673. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.139.

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Tweedy, Damon S. “A case of racism and reconciliation.” Ann Intern Med 156, no. 3 (February 7, 2012): 246–47. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-156-3-201202070-00017.

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Blumenthal, James A., Andrew Sherwood, Elizabeth C. D. Gullette, Anastasia Georgiades, and Damon Tweedy. “Biobehavioral approaches to the treatment of essential hypertension.” J Consult Clin Psychol 70, no. 3 (June 2002): 569–89.

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Georgiades, A., A. Sherwood, E. C. Gullette, M. A. Babyak, A. Hinderliter, R. Waugh, D. Tweedy, L. Craighead, R. Bloomer, and J. A. Blumenthal. “Effects of exercise and weight loss on mental stress-induced cardiovascular responses in individuals with high blood pressure.” Hypertension 36, no. 2 (August 2000): 171–76. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.hyp.36.2.171.

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Blumenthal, J. A., A. Sherwood, E. C. Gullette, M. Babyak, R. Waugh, A. Georgiades, L. W. Craighead, et al. “Exercise and weight loss reduce blood pressure in men and women with mild hypertension: effects on cardiovascular, metabolic, and hemodynamic functioning.” Arch Intern Med 160, no. 13 (July 10, 2000): 1947–58. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.160.13.1947.

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Blumenthal, J. A., A. Sherwood, M. Babyak, R. Thurston, D. Tweedy, A. Georgiades, E. C. Gullette, et al. “Mental stress and coronary disease. The Smart-Heart Study.” N C Med J 60, no. 2 (March 1999): 95–99.

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