DGHI interns stand by a bench that reads "TROSA" in Durham.

Global Health is Local Too

August 08, 2019

Rachel Baber (C'20), Gabrielle Zegers (C’19), and Ashley Wilson (C’20) have been working all summer at the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc., better known as TROSA.

Shenglan Tang

Q&A with Shenglan Tang, DGHI’s New Deputy Director

July 16, 2019

On July 1, Shenglan Tang, Mary DBT and James Semans International Professor of Medicine and Global Health, became deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute. We talked with him recently to learn more about his background and his vision for DGHI as he steps into his new role.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: June 2019

June 29, 2019

Forty-seven DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

Person with Cell Phone

Mining Text Messages for Digital Health Insights

June 20, 2019

Eric Green, assistant professor of global health and co-founder of Nivi, a startup that addresses sexual and reproductive health in Kenya and India, recently led a user engagement analysis of their app, askNivi, using text mining to glean insights that will be instrumental in guiding future product development.

Jean Marc Asobee

Shepherding the Shepherds

June 18, 2019

In many parts of the world, clergy have an essential role in maintaining community health. But DGHI’s David Eagle worries they may be neglecting their own well-being in the process.

Samantha Kleindienst Robler conducts a hearing evaluation with a child

Sound Action

June 18, 2019

In rural Alaska, Susan Emmetta DGHI surgeonworks to prevent hearing loss and call attention to a global health issue that often goes unheard.

Dori Steinberg

3 Questions with Digital Health Researcher Dori Steinberg

June 16, 2019

Dori Steinberg has spent her career translating best practices in obesity prevention and related health issues from conventional healthcare settings to digital platforms. We spoke with her recently to learn more about the potential of digital health and mHealth.

Kathy Sikkema

Q&A with Outgoing DGHI Professor Kathy Sikkema

June 07, 2019

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) professor Kathy Sikkema will leave Duke University on June 30 to begin a position as the chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.