Student-Run Global Health Week Brings out the Local in Global

March 24, 2015

Every spring, more than a dozen student groups at Duke organize Global Health Week, a series of events designed to shine a light on global health issues and on the work Duke student groups are doing to address these issues. Global Health Week 2015 is just around the corner, starting on Monday, March 30 and ending Saturday, April 4.

Burmese Caregivers in Happy Families Program

Family Interventions Can Positively Influence a Child’s Development

March 17, 2015

In collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Eve Puffer, professor of global health, psychology and neuroscience, has been working to reduce violence toward children in their homes. Since 2010, this collaborative research has studied the impact of parenting practices on children growing up in communities affected by conflict, displacement and poverty.

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Economics and Clinical Psychology PhD Students Selected as Doctoral Scholars

March 17, 2015

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) recently selected two new doctoral scholars who will begin the program in September 2015. The Global Health Doctoral Scholars Program provides an opportunity for Duke doctoral candidates from multiple disciplines to participate in innovative research on a topic that straddles their primary discipline and global health.


DGHI Recruiting Participants for New One Health Summer Training Program

March 10, 2015

This summer, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) will launch a new One Health training program led by Greg Gray, a professor at DGHI, Duke’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which runs from May 14 to June 7 in Durham, North Carolina.


Recognizing the U.S. as Part of the Global Community

March 10, 2015

Often when people think of global health, they envision this work being done primarily in low- and middle-income countries. At DGHI, while most of our work is focused internationally, we believe that global is local and local is global. In fact, it’s one of our core values.


Student Spotlight: Global Health Degree Is Prepping Scott Boisvert '15 for Medical School

March 10, 2015

Scott Boisvert first became interested in Duke’s global health major after he participated in the Focus program, a first-year experience in which he explored global health through a cluster of seminar courses. The potential to immerse himself in different cultures and influence the health of local populations enticed him to learn more about global health


Law Enforcement and Mental Health Collaboration Shows Promise in Liberia

March 03, 2015

A recent study led by Brandon Kohrt, professor of global health, psychiatry, and cultural anthropology, suggests that collaboration among law enforcement officers and mental health clinicians can help reduce stigma and police violence against persons with mental illness in Liberia. The collaboration model developed through this project also proved applicable in addressing challenges law enforcement officers encountered during the Ebola outbreak.


Alumni Spotlight: Sylvia Sable Helps Health Care Innovators Succeed in East Africa

March 03, 2015

Sylvia Sable, MSc-GH ’13, began her global health journey as an undergraduate at Cornell University, where she majored in “biology and society”—a combination of hard science and humanities courses—and minored in global health and nutrition. After completing fieldwork in Tanzania, she knew she wanted to pursue a global health career.