DGHI Research Roundup: April 2017

May 02, 2017

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


DGHI Professor’s Middle School Leadership Initiative Includes Trip to Uganda

April 24, 2017

Most middle school leadership programs don’t culminate with a trip to Uganda. But when DGHI professor Michael Haglund conceptualized a leadership initiative for eight middle school boys at the Durham Nativity School, taking them on a trip to the country where he’s realized his global health passion just made sense to him.

Joy Noel and Jennifer with Afya Staff

DGHI’s Evidence Lab Creates Evaluation Toolkit for Healthcare Innovators

April 24, 2017

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab has developed a set of five easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective.


Student Spotlight: Adriana Lein ’17 Focuses on Strengthening Health Systems

April 24, 2017

After completing a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil in 2014, Adriana Lein knew she wanted a master’s program that incorporated fieldwork. The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program was a perfect fit for her to continue fieldwork and conduct research with faculty.


DGHI Researcher Reflects on Peru Flooding

April 18, 2017

In mid-March, extraordinarily high temperatures and heavy rains hit Peru, causing the worst landslides and flooding in decades. We talked with DGHI researcher Ernesto Ortiz to get his thoughts on how the rains will affect public health in Peru—his home country and an area of the world where DGHI conducts a significant amount of research.


Study Examines Effect of U.S. Immigration Laws on Health-Seeking Behaviors

April 18, 2017

Researchers from DGHI's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) are embarking on a new study with colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lehigh Universitythat will examine the influence of immigration laws on United States Latino and Hispanic immigrants’ use of services for HIV testing, alcohol and drug use disorders (AODDs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Okechi Boms Leading Workshop

Alumnus Spotlight: Okechi Boms ’16 Expands on Research with Fulbright

April 10, 2017

“I wanted to work with communities internationally to learn about their culture, understand who they are, while at the same time providing  service and advocacy,” said Okechi Boms, a 2016 alumnus. “DGHI has allowed me to seamlessly combine my interests in understanding peoples’ stories and working to improve their lives.”