Evolutionary anthropologist and DGHI professor Herman Pontzer believes we have a lot to learn from hunter-gatherers—who are among the healthiest people on Earth—about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Assistant professor Dorothy Dow, a pediatric infectious diseases doctor, first went to Moshi, Tanzania, in 2011 to do research on preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission. But her focus soon shifted when she discovered a grim reality for adolescents with HIV
Associate professor Melissa Watt reflects on her partnership with IntraHealth International to share the lessons she learned through her obstetric fistula research in Tanzania.
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.
Sara Abdullah, a 2016 graduate, is making her mark in her home country of Pakistan as a program manager for Interactive Research and Development.
Researchers conducting studies in another culture run the risk of their surveys getting lost in translation, leading to unreliable research results. But with some careful collaboration, common pitfalls can be avoided.
Thirty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
DGHI has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellows—one medical student from Indiana University and two from Duke University—will conduct clinical global health research throughout the upcoming academic year.
Florence Tesha, originally from Moshi, Tanzania, started out as an economics major at Duke. “As much as I was interested in learning about economics,” Tesha said, “I felt that I was missing the passion and the personal drive. So for my second semester, I decided to just try out different classes.”