When health professionals seek to add capacity to their collaboration with global partners, a major barrier is often the lack of high quality medical equipment. Duke faculty, however, can tap into the Global Health PLUS program, which helps them advance their work in global settings by facilitating the transfer of surplus Duke medical equipment to low-resource communities throughout the world.
Chris Clayton '13, who double-majored in biology and Spanish and Latin American studies, said the global health introductory course served as a springboard for his academic path at Duke.
Brandon Kohrt, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, global health, and cultural anthropology, saw a gap in educational resources that extend the study of mental illness beyond the individual level to consider social and cultural contexts around the world. To address this need, he and Emily Mendenhall, a global health professor at Georgetown University, published a book.
The Duke Global Health Institute is pleased to announce new pilot funding for research in global cancer and environmental health to help build important global health research collaborations around the world.
Marc Jeuland has joined Duke as assistant professor of public policy with a joint appointment at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Global Health Institute.