Dr. Conroy of Utah GIM visits Duke

Friday, August 30, 2019

We were delighted to have Dr. Molly Conroy  visit August 28-30, 2019, as our 2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Division of General Internal Medicine. Conroy is the GIM division chief at the University of Utah. During her visit, she met with several of our faculty, fellows and trainees, shared insights, and gave two great lectures. 

"We've been really honored to have her here," said Duke GIM Division Chief, Dr. Ebony Boulware, as she introduced Conroy at Medicine Grand Rounds Friday morning.

"We've been really honored to have her here!"

- Ebony Boulware, MD

Both of her lectures addressed  “Pragmatic Approaches to Addressing Lifestyle in Primary Care using Technology and Team-Based Approaches”, where she built a case for attending to lifestyle and physical activity in primary and routine care settings, reviewed the evidence, and shared results of a randomized clinical trial recently completed at Utah called "Maintain PC". This study investigated the use of coaching to assist with weight maintenance in primary care settings.

Watch her entire Duke Medicine Grand Rounds presentation online here. (Duke NetID and password are required)

Dr. Conroy is a practicing primary care physician and clinician researcher. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Utah, where she is the John Rex and Alice C. Winder Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Population Health Sciences, Division of Health System Innovation and Research. Dr. Conroy received a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University, her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and trained in the Primary Care Internal Medicine program at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing her clinical training, she was a fellow in the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in general medicine and primary care at the Massachusetts General Hospital site and received an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Conroy is also committed to clinical research education, with an emphasis on programs to increase the diversity of our biomedical science community. At the University of Utah, she serves as the co-director/co-PI of the Utah Stimulating Access to Research during Residency (Utah StARR) program and is also the co-director of the Utah Health Equity Leadership and mentoring (U-HELM) program. 

On a national level, Dr. Conroy is an elected Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine where she co-chairs the committee for “Underserved & Community Health”, which is part of the college “Exercise is Medicine” program.  She also sits on the “Diversity in Action” committee.