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A recent study led by DGHI & Duke-NUS Medical School professor Eric Finkelstein showed that regardless of prior physical activity levels of participants, activity trackers alone or when combined with rewards designated for charity did not increase activity levels. “Activity trackers alone are not going to stem the rise in chronic diseases,” Finkelstein noted, but “they could still be part of a comprehensive solution."


“The information presented in the videos really stayed in my mind because it took on a real-world context" ... just one of the many comments from participants in our Tropical Parasitology MOOC, developed in collaboration with faculty from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College. Learn more:


Big thanks to everyone who voted for their fave photos in our student fieldwork photo contest. We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the work our students do across the world during the summer months. Stay tuned to learn who won!


Since 2011, DGHI's Student Research Training program has supported 32 teams—more than 110 students—in 11 countries. Projects have ranged from studying the mental health needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in India to assessing motor vehicle injury rates in urban Sri Lanka to conducting research on kidney disease in rural North Carolina. Learn more/apply!


Adolescent HIV: How to Break the Mortality Wave

Adolescent HIV: How to Break the Mortality Wave...


When developing and implementing programs, it's important to know what works ... and what doesn't. DGHI & Sanford School of Public Policy assistant professor Manoj Mohanan led an evaluation of an acclaimed social franchising program designed to deliver more effective health care in rural areas of Bihar, India. Read on to learn what they discovered:


Training Tomorrow's Global Health Leaders: Senior Voices 2014
Global Mental Health at Duke
Finding Your Niche at Duke
DGHI Research Series: Road traffic injuries
Connecting Students With Research, Their Communities & The World
New Course: Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
Engineering Solutions for Global Health
The Voices of Global Health Showcase
Studying Global Health in the Peruvian Amazon:  A Bass Connections Project
Introducing 2013-14 Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University