DGHI Research Roundup: January 2017

February 07, 2017

Eighteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 


DGHI Affiliate Contributes to Development of WHO Dengue Guidelines

January 31, 2017

In summer 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on the implementation of Dengvaxia, the first vaccine against all four dengue serotypes, or strains. Katia Koelle, associate professor of biology and Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) affiliate, was among a consortium of researchers selected to generate model-based predictions of the long-term safety, health and economic impact of the vaccine. 


Multimedia Feature: Students Explore Human and Environmental Health in Madagascar

January 24, 2017

In summer 2016, a Duke-led student research team traveled to a small village in northeast Madagascar to investigate the effect of traditional cooking practices on human respiratory health, air quality, biodiversity and agriculture. Their goal? To work with the local community to produce sustainable data-driven solutions to foster the health of the people of Mandena and their natural environment.


Alumna Spotlight: Melissa Manus ’16 Explores Links between Evolution and Medicine

January 24, 2017

Melissa Manus ’16 was drawn to the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program because of its focus on global research and learning beyond the classroom. And a meeting with global health and evolutionary anthropology professor Charles Nunn during her decision-making process sealed the deal for her. 


It Takes a Village: A Fieldwork Bystander’s Perspective

January 24, 2017

By Susan Gallagher, Sr. Communication & Marketing Specialist, DGHI: Last year, DGHI’s associate director of research, John Bartlett, said something that really stuck with me: “The foundation of global health is in relationships ... this is where the joy of global health is.” 


Make 2017 the Year You Start Effectively Communicating your Science

January 17, 2017

Commentary by DGHI's Dori Steinberg: To truly improve the health of individuals and communities and change policies, we, as researchers, need to learn how to get our science out there—that is, how to give the public access to the exclusive club of academia.