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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2019

May 05, 2019

Thirty-two 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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What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us about Staying Healthy?

April 21, 2019

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. 

The Many Faces of Vaccine Hesitancy

April 21, 2019

Duke Global Health Institute faculty member Lavanya Vasudevan and pediatricians Jeffrey Baker and Chip Walter are among the Duke researchers trying to better understand the complex reasons behind vaccine hesitancy and identify more effective ways of allaying vaccine concerns.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: March 2019

March 29, 2019

Forty-eight 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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When a Scarf Meets a Bike

March 21, 2019

A DGHI master’s student is raising awareness about a horrific road accident that is becoming all too common for young Bangladeshi women. 

Bill Pan and Ben Zaitchick at Meeting in Peru

Preventing Malaria in the Amazon Just Got Easier

March 20, 2019

Peru’s malaria surveillance and control program is about to be transformed from a reactive system to a proactive one, thanks to a NASA-funded tool that can predict up to 12 weeks in advance where outbreaks are likely to occur.

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DGHI Researchers Map Infant Hearing Loss in Durham County

March 03, 2019

DGHI affiliate Paul Lantos and his team recently published research examining how race, gestation age, maternal sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and geographical home location correlated with hearing loss for more than 19,000 infants in Durham County.

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