Joseph Incorvia came to DGHI after completing an undergraduate biochemistry degree at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Since the start of his Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program in fall 2015, he has focused on learning about systems that allow people to access health care.
What does sleep have to do with health disparities? On December 1, experts in the diverse fields of medicine, neurology, bioinformatics, human development, epidemiology, health humanities and more will come together to share their research and insights on this intriguing topic.
Duke Kunshan University was the site of two major global health meetings recently, where faculty from Duke Kunshan and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) played prominent roles.
Duke’s Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) prepares students for a variety of academic, medical and career pursuits. A number of graduates elect to stay in the local Research Triangle Park region due to abundant opportunities to study and work in global health.
Impressed with the fieldwork opportunities DGHI offers undergraduate global health students, Ranjit and Sara Ahluwalia decided to invest in experiential learning at DGHI so more undergraduates could have the chance to learn the skills and gain the experience to help them make a difference in the world.
A broad range of research questions were addressed at the fifth annual Global Health Showcase last Thursday, where more than 100 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented posters highlighting their global health research in nearly two dozen countries.
Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. This year, we added another competition: a research poster contest. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Thursday.
This guest post is an excerpt of a congressional briefing in which Margaret Humphreys, professor of the history of medicine and DGHI affiliate faculty member, discussed the history of Zika’s mosquito vectors and the complexity of planning public health programs to counter disease-bearing mosquitoes. Humphreys has studied the history of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States and teaches a course at Duke on the history of public health in America.
The fortified Toyota Land Cruiser slipped and bounced in the muddy hollows of the rain-drenched Mongolian steppe. The driver, a native Mongolian man named Inka, slowly engineered the vehicle along what just two days earlier was a dusty pair of dirt tracks. In the back seat, Master of Science in Global Health students Laura Pulscher and Thomas Moore braced themselves during the ride, relaxing when Inka stopped the vehicle to ask a goat herder for directions.
Fifteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.