||2055 Kimball Avenue, Ste 101
Waterloo, Iowa 50702-5047
Dr. Duwe grew up in south central Wisconsin in a solo family practice clinic where her father saw patients and her mother kept the practice running. She studied religious studies and biochemistry at the College of Wooster, then went on to receive an MD and a PhD in sociology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are in
pain, suffering, and grief focusing on marginalized populations, in particular incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and indigenous peoples. Dr. Duwe's husband is an assistant professor at Iowa State University. They have two children: Adelaide and Hank. As a family, they enjoy gardening, running skeet shoots, cooking experiments, biking, and exploring new and old places. Dr. Duwe aspires to practice full-scope family medicine with particular interest in mom and baby health as well as palliative care near the end of life. She wants to use patient-engaged research to redefine the clinic and then enact that innovative model of compassion and care.