Atalaysha Churchwell, PhD, LPC, LCAS

Director, Population Health

Ms. Churchwell serves as director, population health for the Duke PHMO's care management program. She is a fully licensed as a professional counselor and clinical addiction specialist with 14 years of administrative and clinical experience working with children and adults of varying backgrounds who suffer from chronic health concerns. Ms. Churchwell’s work supporting and advocating for underserved communities locally and internationally are a driving force professionally and personally. Ms. Churchwell is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee State Universities. She completed her doctorate in the counseling and counselor education program at North Carolina State University, where she researched patient perceptions of trust and trust development in patient-provider relationships within primary care clinics that serve marginalized populations. She was recently awarded a Counseling Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates.