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.

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.

Example of Scarf

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.

Josh Rivenbark with Two Cambodian Partners

3 Questions with Doctoral Scholar Joshua Rivenbark

March 20, 2019

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.