When Ernesto Ortiz began studying the environmental impacts of a proposed highway project in Peru, he did not imagine that the work would lead him to study mercury contamination in a nearby river and become part of a national public health declaration of emergency.
It’s a given that medical providers think about patient safety, but as Duke pediatric surgeon Henry Rice has discovered through his international research, many healthcare facilities fail to establish a safety culture—leading to preventable medical errors, complications and poor patient outcomes.
Thirty DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental "reinvented toilet" at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site. The leaders of the new system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.
After graduating with distinction from Duke in 2017 with majors in global health and cultural anthropology, Undergraduate global health alumna Briana Acosta is now conducting research in Mexico as a Rotary Global Scholar.
Four Duke doctoral students have been selected to join the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), bringing the current cohort total to 13 scholars.
Bass Connections, a university-wide interdisciplinary student research program, recently awarded grants to two Duke graduate students and ten undergraduates to pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year. Five of the seven funded projects are related to global health.
Starting this academic year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer a sizable financial incentive for selected returned Peace Corps Volunteers to pursue a graduate degree in global health at Duke.
For the last ten years, Vera Wright has been coordinating the placement of Duke faculty members, residents and students who come to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center for research collaboration. We recently talked with her about her experience working in this behind-the-scenes, yet absolutely essential, role in the partnership.
With just a few weeks before the end of the semester, first-year global health master’s students at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) are wrapping up their coursework. But for many of them, their minds are consumed by one giant task: preparing for summer fieldwork.