Dr. Mantri joined the Duke faculty this fall as Assistant Professor of Neurology, specializing in movement disorders. Her long-standing interest in the overlap between literature and medicine led her to complete a dual MD/MS (narrative medicine) program at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, under the guidance of Dr. Rita Charon. In addition to caring for patients with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders, her academic interests include the use of creative writing to improve physician understanding of patient experience and to mitigate physician/trainee burnout. Her narrative medicine projects have been presented at the inaugural conference of the International Narrative Medicine Network (2013), the Innovations in Medical Education conference (2016), and the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (2018). She was a founding editor of The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine and currently writes for Synapsis.