Research Independence and Conflict of Interest

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy is part of Duke University, and as such it honors the tradition of academic independence on the part of its faculty and scholars. Neither Duke nor the Margolis Center take partisan positions, but the individual members are free to speak their minds and express their opinions regarding important issues.  For more details on relevant institutional policies, please refer to the Duke Faculty Handbook, including the Code of Conduct and other policies and procedures.   In addition, regarding positions on legislation and advocacy, Duke University policies are available at