Shannon Coats, MD, MPH

Shannon Coats

Undergraduate School
North Carolina State University

Graduate School
North Carolina State University Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine

Interests and Career Goals

Public and community psychiatry, severe persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders

Favorite Pastimes

Spending time with family and friends, pug-related activities, traveling, trying new gluten free foods, Netflix, crocheting

Strengths of the Program

Incredibly supportive leadership, collegial training environment, emphasis on diversity, breadth and depth of clinical training

Areas of Prior Research

Psychopharmacology, caregiver burden, engineering


  • Robbins-Welty G, Coats S, Tuck AN, et al. Pulmonary Embolism During a Retrial of Low-Dose Clozapine. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 
  • Jacox LA, Tang N, Li Y, Bocklage C, Graves C, Coats S, et al. Orthodontic Loading Activates Cell-Specific Autophagy in a Force-Dependent Manner. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2022; S0889-5406(21)00688-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2020.09.034
  • Li Y, Jacox LA, Coats S, et al. Roles of Autophagy in Orthodontic Tooth Movement. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2021;159(5):582-593. doi:10.1016/j.ajodo.2020.01.027
  • Chen S, Bai B, Lee DJ, Diachina S, et al. Dopaminergic Enhancement of Cellular Adhesion in Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs). J Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017;7(8). doi:10.4172/2157-7633.1000395
  • Lee DJ, Diachina S, Lee YT, et al. Decellularized Bone Matrix Grafts for Calvaria Regeneration. J Tissue Eng. 2016;7:2041731416680306. doi:10.1177/2041731416680306

Poster Presentations

  • Coats S, Robbins-Welty G, Tuck AN, Lao B, Lane Z. (2021, September). A Case of Pulmonary Embolism After a Re-trial of Low-Dose Clozapine. [Poster presentation]. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry 2021 National Meeting, Virtual.  
  • Coats S, Cruz G, Feltner C, Maselko J, Ostbye T. (2021, August). Does Social Support Improve Caregiver Burden/Quality of Life? Results from a National Survey in the Philippines.
  • [Poster presentation]. Duke University 2021 Medical Student Research Symposium, Virtual.