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DGHI Research Roundup: January 2019

February 01, 2019

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. 

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Largest Study of Orphaned and Separated Children: A Look Back and Ahead

October 23, 2017

In 2005, Kathryn Whetten, director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR), and her colleagues set out to examine predictors of physical and emotional well-being, cognitive development, relationship outcomes and achievement outcomes for a cohort of more than 3,000 orphaned and separated children (OSC) living in five low-income countries (Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania). 

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DGHI Research Roundup: March 2016

April 05, 2016

Seventeen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries in peer-reviewed publications. Topics include mental health, obesity, non-communicable diseases, mHealth, implementation science and more.

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DGHI Research Roundup: January 2016

February 02, 2016

Twenty-five DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

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Duke-UNC Study Finds Institutions Are No Less Safe for Orphans than Family Care

September 08, 2015

Orphans living in families are at least as vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse and other traumas as orphans living in institutions, a new study finds. This research challenges the commonly held perception that institutional care puts children at higher risk for experience of trauma than family-based care.

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Study Finds Orphaned Boys Are as Vulnerable to Abuse as Girls

May 05, 2015

Orphaned children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a high risk of trauma, with physical and sexual abuse being by far the most prevalent traumatic events. New research co-led by Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) professor Kathryn Whetten shows that orphaned boys in these settings are just as likely to experience abuse as girls.

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2015

May 05, 2015

Fourteen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in April.

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