Who We Are



Sohini Sengupta, PhD, MPH

Email: sohini.sengupta@duke.edu

Sohini Sengupta received a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1999 and did an NIH T32 postdoctoral traineeship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1999 to 2001. She was a Research Assistant Professor with the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine from 2002 to 2010. Before joining Duke as the new OCRD Director in August 2017, she was the Research Coordinator with the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Faculty Excellence providing a range of research-related faculty development support.

Research Development Associate

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Brooke Gowl, PhD

Email: brooke.gowl@duke.edu

Dr. Brooke Gowl has been research developer for 13+ years, focusing on increasing faculty success in research and scholarship and increasing their funding to do the work they love. She holds a doctorate in Neuroscience and has a background in the field of motivated behaviors. Following graduate school at University of Cincinnati, she progressed to postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan (UM) where, in addition to her research, she became involved in research development through writing a F32 NRSA proposal to fund her training and a NSF proposal on behalf of the Society for Neuroscience to establish programs at UM focused on increasing the number of women and minorities in the neuroscience professoriate. Both of these proposals were funded, and these experiences led to the realization that she wanted to continue her efforts in research development and help other researchers to obtain funding for their studies. Prior to joining OCRD in October 2022 as Research Development Associate, she worked for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. She has also held positions at University of Houston in the Graduate College of Social Work and the Office of Research Development within the Division of Research, and at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.