DGHI Researchers Ready for CUGH Conference

Here are the Duke connections on this year's global health agenda.

CUGH 2023 Conference

Logo for the 2023 CUGH Conference

By Alicia Banks

Published April 10, 2023 under Research News

The Duke Global Health Institute will be well represented at The Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Annual Conference slated for April 14-16. The event, in Washington D.C., also marks the organization’s return to in-person events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will focus on “Global Health at a Crossroads: Equity, Climate Change and Microbial Threats.” DGHI faculty, alumni and global partners will participate in panels and sessions. Global health undergraduate and graduate students from the institute will present posters based on their current research. See below for this year’s attendees from DGHI and click here for the full CUGH conference agenda.


  • Laura Lewandowski, M.D., MS’15, former Duke Global Health Residency/Pathway Fellow, will be a panelist for “Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Fogarty Center’s Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program.”
  • Gavin Yamey, M.D., director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, will moderate, “Communicating with Policymakers and the Public for Impact.”

Poster and Oral Abstract Sessions

  • Nikhita Gopisetty, first-year Master of Science in Global Health student, will present on “Lived Experiences of Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Rural and Urban Mysore District, South India.”
  • Joshua Greenberg AB’11 will present on “Conceptualising Disability and Informality: Adapting a Human Development Model of Disability, Health and Wellbeing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’ Informal settlements.”
  • Paula Njeru, a second-year MS-GH student, will present her research.
  • Stephanie Stan, a second-year MS-GH student, will present “Exploring Barriers and Enablers to Peru’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response, and the Local, Regional, and Global Implications.”
  • Christine Muhumuza, a Uganda country manager with Duke Global Neurosurgery & Neurology, will participate in “Translation and Implementation Science, High Impact Development Initiatives, Bridging Research to Policy, Innovation and Research.”


In you're headed to D.C., look for these DGHI colleagues who have told us they will attend:

  • Joe Egger, Ph.D., DGHI’s director of graduate studies, associate director for education with the Research Design & Analysis Core.
  • Mary Edom, a first-year MS-GH student.