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.
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.
Sixteen DGHI faculty members, staff, and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in February. Read on for details!
Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia—two leading killers of young children worldwide. But even when they do, they rarely prescribe them properly, according to a new Duke University study led by Manoj Mohanan, a professor in the Duke Global Health Institute and the Sanford School of Public Policy.
On February 11, Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of global health and biomedical engineering at Duke, spoke at the United Nations’ inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Launched in fall 2013, Duke’s global health major enables students to work alongside some of Duke’s best faculty, expand their classroom learning through exciting fieldwork opportunities and customize a college experience that uniquely prepares them for their desired career path.
Healthcare entrepreneurs have a vested interest in demonstrating the beneficial outcomes of their innovations, but traditional best practices for evaluation are typically impractical for them. That's why the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) recently established a partnership with the Duke Global Health Institute's Evidence Lab to develop and pilot a toolkit designed to meet the specific evaluation needs of healthcare innovators.
Eve Puffer, assistant professor at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, has received the 2015 Triangle Global Health Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by the Triangle Global Health Consortium. This award recognizes the passion and expertise local leaders bring to the mission of improving the lives of people around the world, with a focus on innovation, collaboration and leadership.
For many global health researchers, international travel is one of the most exciting aspects of the job—but the cost of overseas research adds up quickly. To help offset these expenses, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) offers international travel awards of up to $5,000 to selected Duke faculty members pursuing research projects in low- or middle-income countries.
Students pursuing the Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) at Duke will soon be able to integrate Peace Corps service into their degree, fulfilling their fieldwork requirement through their volunteer term with the Peace Corps. Students in the Peace Corps’ Master’s International program finish one year of graduate school in the United States before earning additional academic credit as Peace Corps volunteers serving abroad. When they return, they complete their remaining academic degree requirements.