The Duke Global Health Institute, established in 2006, brings knowledge from every corner of Duke University to bear on the most important global health issues of our time. DGHI was established as a University-wide institute to coordinate, support, and implement Duke’s interdisciplinary research, education, and service activities related to global health. DGHI is committed to developing and employing new models of education and research that engage international partners and find innovative solutions to global health challenges.


DGHI works to reduce health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders.

OUR VISION: Academic excellence to meet the global health challenges of today and tomorrow to achieve health equity worldwide.


Our Interim Director

Randall KramerRandall Kramer is currently serving as the interim director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He is the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health in the Nicholas School of the Environment and DGHI. Before coming to Duke in 1988, Kramer was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN--The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. Kramer's research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health.




DGHI's Core Values