Why Global Health at Duke?

An interdisciplinary approach to complex issues

The Duke Global Health Institute brings together a diverse network of outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni working together with communities to address the world’s most complex health challenges. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, medical or doctoral student, DGHI offers programs to help you gain knowledge and experience in global health.

Learn Without Boundaries

Our unique interdisciplinary approach recognizes the complexity of global health issues. You'll learn with world-leading experts in medicine, nursing, engineering, public policy, and environmental and social sciences.

World-Class Research

Our programs integrate Duke’s leading-edge research and commitment to knowledge in service of society, teaching students at all levels how to study and implement solutions in ethical, community-focused ways.

Field Experience

From Madagascar to Peru to Durham, we are committed to field experience as an essential component of your education. Our students have worked in more than 30 countries around the world.

The global health program at Duke gave me a set of tools that I can apply, modify and expand on to make a positive impact on health, no matter what field I’m working in. And to me, that’s absolutely invaluable.

Florence Tesha AB'17 | GLOBAL HEALTH MAJOR

The Duke Difference

Global health students have access to all the resources of one of the world’s best universities, including Duke’s ambitious initiatives on innovation, social entrepreneurship, data science and more, plus a worldwide network of alumni.

The Triangle: A Global Health Nexus

North Carolina is home to more than 220 organizations involved in global health, with thousands of jobs and global health professionals. Durham and nearby Research Triangle Park are home to some of the world’s biggest health and biotech companies, making this a perfect place to explore career possibilities or find research collaborators.

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