Donor Spotlight: Jack Leslie and Caroline Pech

March 14, 2017

We recently talked with Jack Leslie, chair of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) board of advisors and chairman of Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement firm, to learn more about why he and his wife, Caroline Pech, established the Leslie Family Global Health Fellowship Fund. 

Chicken Market in Xining, China

New H7N9 Bird Flu Threats in China: Q&A with One Health Expert Gregory Gray

March 07, 2017

In a fifth wave of human illness since their discovery in 2013, H7N9 avian influenza viruses in China have recently evolved to cause more severe disease in chickens and more human cases than in previous waves. We talked with Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, to get his perspective on controlling the H7N9 outbreak and the importance of a One Health approach.


Lancet Series Suggests New Way to Think about Disease: Syndemics

March 07, 2017

A new series of papers on Syndemics just published by The Lancet provides an innovative way to think about how diseases cluster together within certain populations. Brandon Kohrt, assistant professor of psychiatry, global health and cultural anthropology, co-authored one of the articles in the series.


Report: U.S. Investment in Global Health R&D Saves Lives, Boosts Economy

February 28, 2017

A new report co-authored by faculty and staff from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and DGHI’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health examines opportunities to strengthen the United State government’s role in developing global health technologies.


DGHI Research Roundup: February 2017

February 28, 2017

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


Duke Global Health Film Festival Will Showcase Women’s Health

February 21, 2017

The second annual Duke Global Health Film Festival (DGHFF) kicked off on February 17, with “Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor),” by Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés, and will continue from February 27 to March 5. The films—some documentary, some fictional—all center around women’s health throughout the Americas, focusing on topics ranging from Zika to migrant health.