42552-Duncan, Francesca

Francesca C. Duncan, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

CL 260
Indianapolis, IN
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Francesca C. Duncan, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine with a dual appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health Physicians Group in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Occupational Medicine. Dr. Duncan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She subsequently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tuskegee University earning a Masters of Science in Biology. After the completion of her graduate education, she receive an Intramural Research Training Award at the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Dr. Duncan is a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee where she earned her Medical Degree. She completed a combined Internal Medicine - Pediatrics residency training program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Key Publications

Duncan FC, Sears CR. Patient Perspectives on Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening: To Teach or To Trust? Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):860-861. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.058. PMID: 32892883.

Tangrea MA, Mukherjee S, Gao B, Markey SP, Du Q, Armani M, Kreitman MS, Rosenberg AM, Wallis BS, Eberle FC, Duncan FC, Hanson JC, Chuaqui RF, Rodriguez-Canales J, Emmert-Buck MR. Effect of immunohistochemistry on molecular analysis of tissue samples: implications for microdissection technologies. J Histochem Cytochem. 2011 Jun;59(6):591-600. doi: 10.1369/0022155411404704. Epub 2011 Mar 23. PMID: 21430260; PMCID: PMC3201191.

Sotto-Santiago S, Mac J, Duncan F, Smith J. “I Didn't Know What to Say”: Responding to Racism, Discrimination, and Microaggressions With the OWTFD Approach. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;16:10971. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10971

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Education
    2014 MD Meharry Medical College
    2008 MS Tuskegee University
    2006 BS Tuskegee University
  • Research
    Dr. Duncan's research interests include health disparities in lung cancer and COPD. Her work includes an exciting new field coined "social epigenomics" which has emerged as an integrative field of research focused on the identification of socio-environmental factors, their influence on human biology through epigenomic modifications, and how they contribute to current health disparities in COPD and lung cancer. 

    Dr. Duncan's other research interest lies in medical education surrounding racism, discrimination, and racism in medical education and academic medicine.
  • Professional Organizations
    Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine
    America Thoracic Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests
    Dr. Duncan is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. As a Pulmonologist and Lung Cancer Researcher, her clinical work focuses on the prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) including chronic bronchitis & emphysema, tobacco cessation, lung cancer screening & diagnosis, and the management of incidental pulmonary nodules.
  • Awards
    Org: NIH/NHLBI
    Desc: Grant (R25-HL12640)
    Scope: National
    Date: 2022-01-01
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Dr. Chaniece Wallace Health Care Disparity Research Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 1905-07-15
    Org: American Thoracic Society
    Desc: Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Recipient
    Scope: National

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