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.


Senior Research Development Associate

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Kelsey Salvesen, PhD

Email: kelsey.salvesen@duke.edu

Kelsey Salvesen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with her PhD in Early American History. During her time at Penn, her research was supported by fellowships and grants from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Newberry Library, among others. Prior to joining Duke as the Senior Research Development Associate for the OCRD, she worked for several years in grant writing and development for a large social and educational services organization, where her particular focus was federal grant proposals.