Diversity and Inclusion

At DGHI, we believe diversity is a catalyst for new ideas and creativity. It is the nature of global health that we derive strength from our different perspectives, disciplines and personal backgrounds. For these reasons, diversity and inclusion are among the core values of the DGHI community, and we are steadfastly committed to fostering these values within our community.

Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds and experiences flourishes.

from Duke University’s statement on diversity and inclusion

DGHI Community, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The DGHI Community, Diversity and Inclusion Committee fosters a working and learning environment that embodies the mission and values of DGHI. The committee includes representatives from our students, staff, faculty and administration.

Our Mission

To promote and uphold basic rights and values of equity, inclusivity and mutual respect regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, ability status, profession, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status in the learning and working environment of DGHI and to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of all individuals to the overall mission of DGHI.

Our Vision

To create a community and a culture that is built on and promotes equity, collaboration, belonging and mutual respect in our academics, research and all other activities in line with the overall vision of DGHI.

Our Priorities

  • Promote awareness regarding Diversity & Inclusion topics
  • Host events such as listening sessions, lecture series and cultural events
  • Receive feedback from the DGHI and Duke communities on improvement

Committee Members

Gavin Yamey

Gavin Yamey

Associate Director for Policy, Duke Global Health Institute

Hy Huynh

Hy V. Huynh

Associate in Research, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research

Joe Egger

Joseph Egger

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health

Kathryn Whetten

Kathryn Whetten

Associate Director for Community and Culture, Duke Global Health Institute

Kimberly Walker

Kimberly McNeil

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Duke Global Health Institute

Lisa Bourget

Lisa Bourget

Senior Director, Strategy, Management, and Partnerships

Maya Stephens

Maya Stephens

Student, Master of Science in Global Health

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions and Special Projects

See Diversity & Inclusion events on the Duke Event Calendar


Contact us

Email us at globalhealth@duke.edu.