Daniel Benjamin

Daniel K. Benjamin Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Faculty Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Principal Investigator and Chair of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Pediatric Trials Network

Dr. Benjamin completed his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and pediatric residency at the University of Virginia. Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, he completed pediatric infectious disease subspecialty training at Duke University Medical Center and received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina. His clinical and translational research interests are in neonatal infectious disease and neonatal pharmacology. In his role as a mentor for the Clinical Research Fellowship Program, he works to recruit, develop, and retain physicians committed to the scientific investigation of medical therapies. During his tenure as an advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on improved pediatric clinical trial design, Dr. Benjamin held a joint appointment as a medical officer and special pediatric consultant providing programmatic advice on pediatric research regulation.