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.
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.
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.”
Randall Kramer, deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and professor of environmental economics and global health at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has been named the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health.
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.
Later this month, the United States will inaugurate a new president who will appoint an entirely new administration. We asked a few of our global health faculty members what advice they’d give to the new administration. Here’s what they had to say.
“One thing that became clear to me while at Duke was how being a physician and researcher can be well-aligned with a focus in global health,” said Rifat Rahman, a 2016 alumnus and Benjamin N. Duke Scholar from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Rahman, who majored in biology and minored in global health and chemistry, is now a Hart Fellow working with a community health initiative in Thailand.
Thirteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
The Duke Global Health Institute is seeking a Director to provide visionary and strategic leadership, support and strengthen the Institute’s research and teaching programs, and continue to raise the national and global profile of DGHI.
2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the Duke Global Health Institute's Student Research Training (SRT) Program, and our new multimedia story showcases this program through photos and reflections from our students, professors and international partners. Through this program, 110 undergraduate students have completed global health fieldwork in 11 countries on 3 continents.