Meet Assistant Director of Research, K. Carrie Adair, PhD

Carrie Adair is the Assistant Director for the Duke Center for Advancing Well-being Science. Dr. Adair is a Social Psychologist by training with expertise in the areas of Healthcare Worker burnout and well-being. Her lines of research examine the psychology of well-being, tools to enhance resilience, institutional interventions to reduce and prevent burnout, well-being and safety culture metrics, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, and improving safety culture. For more info on Dr. Adair’s research, check out her Scholars@Duke profile.

Dr. Adair enjoys collaborating with researchers in the Center, across Duke, and across the country and world.  She also mentors several medical students, PhD students, and fellows on various research projects.

Sharing the ‘Science of Well-being’ and well-being tools is a passion of Dr. Adair’s. She gives talks on several well-being topics in the Center’s one and two-day resilience courses, the Center’s webinar series, and to various groups, work-settings, and departments, upon invitation.

When she is not researching or sharing info about well-being, Dr. Adair cultivates her own by spending quality time with her husband and daughter, exercising (running, hiking, and dancing), spending time in nature, and catching up with family and friends.