Join us in congratulating DGHI professor Bill Pan on his new appointment as the inaugural Elizabeth Brooks Reid and Whitelaw Reid Associate Professor of Population Studies at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke! Pan works in countries throughout Latin America and Africa on health issues influenced by human interactions with the environment.
DGHI's new deputy director Shenglan Tang is ready to help take DGHI to the next phase of development and make a greater impact in low- and middle-income countries. Read about his background and vision here!
ON THE BLOG: Chrissy Crute, a PhD student at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, traveled to China this summer to study the health effects of maternal electronic-waste exposure on child development. As a novice field researcher, she found she had a few lessons to learn. She shares them here ...
ON THE BLOG: "Understanding the preferences, habits, and needs of a community underpins the successful adoption of any new technology. After all, the best technology in the world is useless if no one wants to use it." Read professor Brian Hawkins' account of the latest on the Reclaimer, a prototype wastewater treatment system designed for use in low-resource communities. It's a collaboration between the Duke Center for WaSH-AID at Duke Engineering and MSR - Mountain Safety Research.
Love stories about people in the medical field doing cool stuff? You'll definitely want to check out Magnify, a new online magazine with media-rich stories about the fascinating people & work of the Duke University School of Medicine! The premier feature highlights med students' very first hands-on encounter with the human brain (+ more stories!). Read/subscribe here!