Study Examines Effect of U.S. Immigration Laws on Health-Seeking Behaviors

April 18, 2017

Researchers from DGHI's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) are embarking on a new study with colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lehigh Universitythat will examine the influence of immigration laws on United States Latino and Hispanic immigrants’ use of services for HIV testing, alcohol and drug use disorders (AODDs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Okechi Boms Leading Workshop

Alumnus Spotlight: Okechi Boms ’16 Expands on Research with Fulbright

April 10, 2017

“I wanted to work with communities internationally to learn about their culture, understand who they are, while at the same time providing  service and advocacy,” said Okechi Boms, a 2016 alumnus. “DGHI has allowed me to seamlessly combine my interests in understanding peoples’ stories and working to improve their lives.”


Physical Therapy Must Be Part of the Zika Treatment Equation

April 04, 2017

A commentary by Michel Landry and Janet Prvu Bettger, DGHI affiliates, about the need to invest in comprehensively addressing the health impact on people affected by Zika, including long-term interventional, social and disability management for children and adults who suffer from disabilities related to the disease. 


DGHI Research Roundup: March 2017

April 04, 2017

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

Illustration of HIV Cells

Duke Researchers among Team to Develop Powerful HIV Antibody

March 28, 2017

Barton Haynes, global health professor and director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), and colleagues from Duke and a number of collaborating institutions recently created an extraordinarily potent antibody that can neutralize 99.5% of the HIV strains tested—a significant advance in the fight against the disease.

Gerald Bloomfield in the Field in Kenya

Five Reasons Global Health Matters—or Should Matter—to Cardiologists

March 28, 2017

Assistant professor of medicine and global health Gerald S. Bloomfield and 2015 Master of Science in Global Health alumna Melissa Burroughs Peña recently penned a commentary, “Five Reasons Why Global Health Matters to Cardiologists,” in the journal Cardiology Clinics, in which they reflect on how our global environment bears on the cardiology profession, particularly for cardiologists in high-income countries.