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.
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.
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.
The Chinese government recently consolidated the management of three health insurance programs under one new administrative branch, a move prompted in part by a policy memo written by DGHI professor Shenglan Tang.
DGHI professor Eve Puffer and her team are researching ways to train lay counselors in a Kenyan community to deliver evidence-based family therapy to their peers. So far, the results are promising.
We recently caught up with a few 2018 graduates to learn about their post-Duke professional paths, hear how they’re applying their DGHI education and solicit their career advice for graduating seniors and master’s students.
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.
A DGHI master’s student is raising awareness about a horrific road accident that is becoming all too common for young Bangladeshi women.
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.
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.