Diana McNeill, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of OB GYN
Dr. McNeill oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programs of Duke AHEAD. She reports to the School of Medicine's Vice Dean for Education. Dr. McNeill brings more than 26 years of teaching and clinical practice experience to this new position. She is a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine and completed an Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship at Duke. She joined the Duke faculty in 1989 and today is a Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. Dr. McNeill specializes in endocrinology with a clinical focus on Type 1 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, and thyroid disease.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. McNeill was the program director of the Duke Internal Medicine Residency program from 2001-2011 and most recently served as leader of Graduate Medical Education Oversight and Accreditation at Duke. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Golden Apple Award given by Duke Medical School students, the Stead Teaching Award given by medical residents, and the Outstanding Endocrinology Teaching Award given by endocrine fellows. She has also been named a Master Clinician Educator.
Assistant Director of Assessment & Evaluation
Jacqueline Brown Smith, EdD, MHA, MSL
Dr. Brown Smith is currently the Assistant Director of Evaluation and Assessment for Duke AHEAD and IPEC. She is responsible for assessment and evaluation of all programs within Duke AHEAD. Dr. Brown Smith is also a Clinical Associate within the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Before joining Duke AHEAD, Dr. Brown Smith served as Research Program Leader managing a sickle cell clinical research study and co-led the Research Racial Justice Task Force at DUSON. She has over 15 years of experience in healthcare program development, quality improvement and health care administration.
Dr. Brown graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a bachelor's degree in political science with a concentration in public relations. Additionally, she holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Pfeiffer University. She has her Doctorate in Education and Organizational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University.