Karen Duvall, MD, MPH is an assistant adjunct professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. She was Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Training Program for 8 years. Dr. Duvall received her BA from Johns Hopkins University, M.D. from the University of Arizona, and MPH from the UCLA School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at UCLA, followed by a fellowship in clinical nutrition.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Duvall has been Principal Investigator on clinical trials investigating the impact of screening tools in primary care on early identification of COPD. She has also been site PI for a multi-center clinical trial on the evaluation of breast ductal fluid in high-risk women. Her research interests have included reducing the risk of breast cancer through preventive measures such as nutrition and a healthy lifestyle as well as designing non-invasive detection methods that may identify women at high risk for developing breast cancer. Currently, she is involved in research studying the microbiome of the breast.