J. Lloyd Michener, MD

Adjunct Professor
Public Health Leadership Program


J. Lloyd Michener, MD is Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also serves as Chair of the Board of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation and is a member of the National Academies of Medicine Workgroup on Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement.

He has served as Director of the “Practical Playbook”, with the support of the deBeaumont Foundation, CDC and HRSA, linking health care, public health and communities. In addition, he served as Chair of the Department of Community & Family Medicine for more than two decades and was the founding director of Duke Center for Community Research.

Nationally, he has served as the founding Co-Chair of the Community Engagement Steering Committee for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards of the NIH, and as President of the Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research (APTR). He has been a member of the National Academies Institute of Medicine Committee on Integrating Primary Care and Public Health, the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Medical Colleges, the NIH Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Academic Affiliations Advisory Council for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Awards include Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, the Mead-Johnson Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Duncan Clark Award from APTR.

Internationally, Lloyd served as a long-term member of the International Classification for Primary Care of the WHO; and is the founder and director of the Duke-Salzburg Seminars in Family Medicine of the American Austrian Foundation, for which service he received the Grand Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria. He has consulted on primary care redesign with over 20 countries. 

Lloyd is a graduate of Oberlin College, Harvard Medical School, and residency and fellowship in Family Medicine at Duke. 

Honors and Awards

Grand Decoration of Honor (Austrian Cross of Merit) for services to the Republic of Austria
2016, Open Medical Institute in Salzburg

Duncan Clark Award
2013, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Alpha Omega Alpha
2008, Duke School of Medicine

Key Publications

Partnerships to Care for Our Patients and Communities During COVID-19. Anthony J. Viera, Jacqueline Barnett, Matthew Case, Carol Epling, Brian Halstater, Michelle Lyn, Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, John Ragsdale, Kenyon Railey, Kristen Said, Gregory Sawin, Hunter Spotts, John Vaughn, Nancy Weigle and J. Lloyd Michener. (2021). The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine September, 34(5), 1003-1009.

It Should Not Require a Pandemic to Make Community Engagement in Research Leadership Essential, not Optional. . Grumbach, Kevin & Cottler, Linda & Brown, Jen & LeSarre, Monique & Gonzalez-Fisher, Ricardo & Williams, Carla & Michener, Lloyd & Nease, Donald & Tandon, Darius & Varma, Deepthi & Eder, Milton. (2021). Journal of Clinical and Translational Science..

Engaging With Communities — Lessons (Re)Learned From COVID-19. Michener L, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alberti PM, Castaneda MJ, Castrucci BC, Harrison LM, et al. (2020). Prev Chronic Dis.

Engagement science: The core of dissemination, implementation, and translational research science. Meissner P, Cottler LB, Eder MM, Michener JL. (2020). J Clin Transl Sci, 4(3), 216-218.

Health Systems Approaches to Preventing Chronic Disease: New Partners, New Tools, and New Strategies. Michener, J. Lloyd, and Peter Briss (2019). Preventing Chronic Disease.


  • MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1978
  • BA, Biology, Oberlin College, 1974