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Big Data for Reproductive Health Team

3 Questions with Social Demographer Amy Finnegan

December 14, 2018

By Susan Gallagher

Amy Finnegan likes to think of herself as the “Swiss Army knife” of researchers. When a research opportunity arises, she thinks, “I’ve got a randomized control trial, I’ve got qualitative data, I’ve got big data, etc. What’s the best way to find an answer to this question?”

Nicole in Senegal

Alumna Spotlight: Nicole Savage ’15 Joins Population Services International as Fellow

December 14, 2018

By Nick Steenwyk

Global health alumna Nicole Savage ’15 has used the diverse skills she honed as a global health and public policy double major for three different global health positions she’s held since graduation. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Savage recently moved to Dakar, Senegal, to start a new role as a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Population Services International.

Fistula Mali Project

Obstetric Fistula and Mental Health: From Tanzania to Mali

December 09, 2018

By Melissa Watt, Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health

Like most global health researchers, I want my work to have the broadest possible reach and greatest possible impact. That’s why, when I had the serendipitous opportunity to partner with IntraHealth International to share the lessons I’d learned through my obstetric fistula research in Tanzania, I jumped on it.

Victoria Hsiung Tells Story

This Class Puts Stories at the Heart of Medicine and Health

December 09, 2018

Learning how to craft a story may be an atypical approach to preparing future health practitioners, but for Duke pediatric oncologist Ray Barfield, one of the "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" course instructors, storytelling is powerful tool that lies at the heart of medical practice.

Project team member Rayan Kaakati, a medical student, talks with refugees living in Durham.

Global Health at Home

December 09, 2018

A global health Bass Connections project brings a big-picture approach to address barriers to health for refugee families living in Durham, North Carolina.

Teresa, Winnie and Mary

Artificial Intelligence, Meet Global Health

December 02, 2018

As artificial intelligence is on the rise, a few Duke Global Health Institute researchers have recognized its potential to improve access to healthcare. Artificial intelligence (AI) can come in many different forms, but Master of Science in Global Health student Mary Brannock and professor Eric Green are focusing on chatbots.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: November 2018

December 02, 2018

Thirty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

Simulating Translation Services at Pharmacy

Students in Global Displacement Class Create Video Resources for Refugees

November 25, 2018

As part of a class called “Issues in Global Displacement,” a group of Duke undergraduates are producing a series of videos to acclimate newly resettled refugees to situations they may find linguistically or culturally challenging, such as filling a prescription or talking to a child’s teacher. 

Pratt Pouches

Multimedia Feature: This Petite Pouch Packs a Punch

November 16, 2018

Our new multimedia feature, “This Petite Pouch Packs a Punch,” tells the story behind the Pratt Pouch, a proven method of preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission and one of the most heralded global health innovations to come out of Duke.

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