DGHI faculty are working with colleagues from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and other universities and NGO partners on research studies on topics such as social and behavioral aspects of HIV, mental health, violence, environmental health and more. This research is critically important because South Africa is home to more HIV-infected individuals than any country in the world.
Duke University is partnering with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and the University of Cape Town to develop a Sociobehavioral Sciences Core at KCMC that is focused on HIV/AIDS. The project is focused on South-South training, and is supported through an NIH training grant. The goal of this project is to develop qualified socio-behavioral and mental health researchers to contribute to HIV research. Mentorships are offered by Duke faculty and faculty at the training sites.
DUKE ENTITIES INVOLVED
- Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)
- Duke Psychology and Neuroscience
- Duke Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Duke Medicine Infectious Disease Division
- Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health (HYC)
- Duke Medicine Department of Dermatology
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke Faculty Involved
Mental health, environmental health, HIV-risk behaviors