Dennis Clements

Interim Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Professor, Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health

Director, Global Health Third Year Study Program

Director of Medical School Programs, Duke Global Health Institute

Director of Undergraduate Studies Global Health

Dennis Clements

Contact

dennis.clements@duke.edu

(919) 684-7790

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Dennis Clements

Interim Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Professor, Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health

Director, Global Health Third Year Study Program

Director of Medical School Programs, Duke Global Health Institute

Director of Undergraduate Studies Global Health

Dr. Clements is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing and Global Health at Duke University. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in New York and completed his pediatric residency at Duke University. Dr. Clements took a research year in Uganda during his medical school training where he worked for the Uganda Cancer Institute. He completed his Pediatric residency training at Duke from 1973-76. From 1976-78, he was a flight surgeon in the US Air Force and is still a certified flight instructor. After eight years in private practice in Durham, NC, Dr. Clements returned to Duke University as a Pediatric Infectious Disease fellow. He also completed an MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

As a research fellow, Dr. Clements pursued vaccine research and pediatric infectious disease epidemiology. In July 1990, he joined Duke Primary Care Pediatrics where he established the Duke Vaccine and Epidemiology Unit to continue studies on Haemophilus influenzae type B, varicella, and rotavirus vaccines.

Dr. Clements is the past Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics and Director of the medical school's course "Exploring Medicine in Foreign Cultures," which culminates in a 10-day medical mission in Honduras. He is also the director of the third-year track in Global Health for the Duke School of Medicine and the Medical Advisor to the Medical Spanish curriculum for Duke medical students. He is the Senior Advisor to the Duke Global Health Institute and the co-Director of the Consortium of Duke and UNC in Latin American Studies.

Dr. Clements has been a representative to the Academic Council for the School of Medicine for 20 years and has served on its Executive Committee. He has been active in SEEDS, a Durham, NC, non-profit organization that teaches children to garden. He also participates in many other community organizations. He is presently the Faculty Advisory Board Chair for the Duke Office of Civic Engagement, and he is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Global Health at DGHI. Dr. Clements also teaches a course on innovation and entrepreneurship at DGHI.

Courses

  • GLHLTH 499

    Global Health Capstone

  • I&E 263S

    Problem Solving Global Health

Publications