Joshua Rivenbark is the first Duke student to pursue a dual doctoral degree in medicine and public policy and the first medical student to participate in DGHI’s doctoral scholars program. We talked with him recently to learn more about his unchartered path, the connections he sees between medicine, public policy and global health, and his most memorable takeaways from the field.
Mercy Asiedu, a fifth-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at the 10th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in Chicago this past weekend.
We recently talked with David Boyd, the Hymowitz Family Professor of the Practice of Global Health, about his Coursera course, "The Challenges of Global Health," and his experience developing it. Here are some excerpts from our conversation.
Public policy, biology and psychology are the most popular global health co-majors, but some students make unexpected choices when it comes to their co-major. We recently connected a few of them to learn about their motivations for choosing their co-major and how they’re integrating it with global health. Here's what they told us.
More DGHI students than ever are getting a chance to experience what it’s like to work at two of the 200+ organizations in the state working to improve global health.
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.
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.
A global health Bass Connections project brings a big-picture approach to address barriers to health for refugee families living in Durham, North Carolina.
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.
At the Duke Global Health Institute’s seventh annual Global Health Research Showcase, held on November 5, more than 90 Duke undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students presented 52 posters highlighting their global health research in 16 countries.