Crystal Cene, MD

Crystal Cene, MD
Associate Professor; Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

Crystal Cene, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information

CB #7110
Office: 5034 Old Clinic Building
(919) 445-6783


MD: East Caroline University

Residency: Yale University —Primary Care Internal Medicine

MPH: Johns Hopkins University

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Univeristy—General Internal Medicine

Clinical/Research/Medicine Related Interests

Interested in strategies to support engagement of family members in the care of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly cardiovascular risk conditions; patient-provider communication and engagement; strategies to promote health equity and eliminate health disparities by addressing social factors that influence health behaviors and outcomes; social networks and health.

Dr. Cene’s background in her own words

My desire to become a General Internal Medicine physician and health services researcher was shaped by my personal experiences with family members affected by complex chronic illnesses. I love providing comprehensive general health care to individuals and their family members and having meaningful relationships with them over time. My research, which seeks to reduce disparities in health and health care by addressing social determinants of health, is directly informed by my personal and clinical experiences. I am passionate about patient and family engagement in health care and a focus of my research is on developing pragmatic interventions to support family members caring of adults with chronic illnesses, particularly those at risk for or diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.