Research Roundup

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.

Lysa MacKeen

3 Questions with Experiential Learning Maven Lysa MacKeen

April 21, 2019

Lysa MacKeen, assistant director for experiential learning, will tell you that she has the best job: essentially, helping students and faculty navigate the field research requirements of DGHI’s global health education programs. She recently took us behind the scenes of her work.

Hadza Woman Digging for Tubers

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.