The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, based at the Duke Global Health Institute, is an instigator and facilitator of a broad range of health policy and health disparities research that address policy relevant issues. Activities focus on population-based health research, health systems research, and intervention and evaluation research. The Center’s research initiatives span the globe, with projects in such places as Tanzania, India and Russia. One particular area of groundbreaking research on the health or orphans has challenged the policies of children’s rights organizations on a global scale.
The Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health's mission is to develop the next generation of globally educated, socially responsible health care professionals dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged populations. Since joining AMPATH in 2006, the Hubert-Yeargan Center has launched a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Center of Excellence in Eldoret, which is also a training site for the Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway. HYC has coordinated bi-lateral education exchanges for numerous Kenyan and Duke medical students and residents, initiated a number of research programs and led efforts to open a 10-bed cardiac care unit at Moi Training and Referral Hospital in 2013.
The Duke Global Digital Health Science Center's mission is to close health disparities using digital health. We are one of the only research groups in the nation to be wholly devoted to testing the power of digital health treatments to improve the health of medically vulnerable populations. We are guided by the hypothesis that understanding how low income populations use information technologies can help to ensure their access to critical health information and interventions in an increasingly connected global society. Our projects aim to accelerate digital health research such that it can compete with industry and inform policy. We focus specifically on building digital health interventions that encourage behavior change. The majority of our past research has focused on weight management, and future planned projects include multiple chronic disease self-management (chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes), cancer prevention, and HIV/AIDS treatment.
The Duke Global Health Innovation Center’s mission is to study and support the scaling and adaptation of innovations, and related policy reforms, to address critical health challenges worldwide. The Center links global health, health policy, and health innovation efforts across Duke University. The GHIC strives to have an impact on healthcare and health through scaling of health innovations, promoting policy and regulatory changes, and implementation projects in health systems. Knowledge development and dissemination of GHIC’s learnings will be conducted through peer-reviewed manuscripts, various knowledge products, and thought leadership.
The Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies (GWHT) at Duke University bridges the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Global Health Institute. By integrating these diverse institutional atmospheres, the center serves as a hub to enhance research and education initiatives in women’s diseases globally, in particular chronic disease such as breast and cervical cancer, and maternal fetal health. The center provides Duke students and trainees with a stimulating multidisciplinary and multicultural experiences to tackle global challenges in women’s health. The Center aims to create an international pipeline of innovators and innovations to transform the health of women around the world.
The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, based at the Duke Global Health Institute, is an innovative policy lab that addresses critical challenges in financing and delivering global health. The case for investing in health as a tool for global development has never been stronger. The evidence shows that the social and economic returns are extraordinary. Yet AS the Sustainable Development Goals era begins, there are warning signs that the international community is under-investing in health in ways that leave all of us—especially low- and middle-income countries—vulnerable to health threats. The Center conducts policy analysis and engages with policymakers to help mobilize and target financing to improve the health of the most vulnerable populations.
The Global Health Research Center is a partnership between Duke Kunshan University (DKU), the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University and its global partners to conduct cutting-edge research that addresses the future health of populations in China and the region. The innovative hub for global health research will bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts to address three broad global health issues of great importance to China: health policy and systems, global environmental health, and chronic and non-communicable diseases. The Center will also help facilitate partnerships in global health across China, Asia and Africa.
The Center for Global Reproductive Health fosters expertise on policies, programs and innovations in reproductive health through rigorous research, education and strong relationships with partner countries. Center members aim to cultivate new collaborations; educate the public, researchers and students on domestic and global reproductive health issues; and inspire and build the next generation of global reproductive health leaders at Duke and across the world. The Center focuses on a range of global reproductive health issues, including safe motherhood, cervical cancer prevention, family planning, preventing and treating sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS prevention.