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Eric Green

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute

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(919) 681-7289
eric.green@duke.edu

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Eric Green

Summary

Green is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health at DGHI. His primary research interest is how technology can improve health and health systems in low-income settings. He is currently collaborating with colleagues on studies in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Rwanda. His research portfolio spans from formative work on human centered design to impact evaluations of individual and group interventions. Green holds a doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Green teaches several courses in the undergraduate and MSc programs, including a course on Global Health Research. His textbook and course materials are available at www.designsandmethods.com.

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Research Methods in Global Health
Crosslisted as PSY 309

Introduction to methodological techniques used in global health research, including qualitative field work, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials, and program evaluation. Teaches strengths and weaknesses of each method, and how to determine the most appropriate method for specific research questions. Takes a problem-based approach, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of global health research. Focuses on how to evaluate published & unpublished research and how to design a global health research project. Skills include: identification of global health problems, conceptualization of a research question, designing a research study, and interpretation of results.

Course Notes:
For students who matriculated at Duke in Fall 2009 or later, this is the only Methods course approved for the GHC. Students who matriculated at Duke prior to Fall 2009 will have had other options to fulfill the GHC Methods requirement.
GLHLTH 371
Was: GLHLTH 163
UG Only SPRING 2018 MAJOR: Core - Research
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Global Health Research: Design and Practice

Course provides a foundation in study design, research question development, field implementation, measurement, validity and reliability. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are examined. Students build critical skills in reading, interpreting and synthesizing scientific literature. The selection of appropriate measurements and survey development is emphasized and issues in field implementation explored.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 702
Was: GLHLTH 321
GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Core
First Year Seminar: Special Topics in Global Health

nTopics vary depending on semester and section. Topics may include: global health ethics, field methods, health technologies, rapid needs assessment, and global health policies. Instructor: Staff

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 89S
UG Only FALL 2017 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
Research Methods in Global Health

Introduction to methodological techniques used in global health research, including qualitative field work, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials, and program evaluation. Teaches strengths and weaknesses of each method, and how to determine the most appropriate method for specific research questions. Takes a problem-based approach, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of global health research. Focuses on how to evaluate published & unpublished research and how to design a global health research project. Skills include: identification of global health problems, conceptualization of a research question, designing a research study, and interpretation of results.

Course Notes:
For students who matriculated at Duke in Fall 2009 or later, this is the only Methods course approved for the GHC. Students who matriculated at Duke prior to Fall 2009 will have had other options to fulfill the GHC Methods requirement.
GLHLTH 371
Was: GLHLTH 163
UG Only SPRING 2017 MAJOR: Core - Research
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Global Health Capstone

Capstone Course for students in Global Health Certificate and the Global Health Major. Group analysis of a current global health problem/issue. Project involves background research, data acquisition, analysis, writing, and presentation of a substantial research paper/report at an advanced level. Consent of instructor required. Capstone Course for students in Global Health Certificate. Group analysis of a current global health problem/issue. Project involves background research, data acquisition, analysis, writing, and presentation of a substantial research paper/report at an advanced level. Consent of program director required.

Course Notes:
Course number was GLHLTH 255S prior to spring 2010. Course is no longer offered as a seminar.
GLHLTH 501
Was: GLHLTH 255
UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MAJOR: Senior Seminar
Global Health Research: Design and Practice

Course provides a foundation in study design, research question development, field implementation, measurement, validity and reliability. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches are examined. Students build critical skills in reading, interpreting and synthesizing scientific literature. The selection of appropriate measurements and survey development is emphasized and issues in field implementation explored.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 702
Was: GLHLTH 321
GRAD Only FALL 2016 MSC: Core
First Year Seminar: Special Topics in Global Health

nTopics vary depending on semester and section. Topics may include: global health ethics, field methods, health technologies, rapid needs assessment, and global health policies. Instructor: Staff

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 89S
UG Only FALL 2016 MINOR: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study

Projects

Recent Publications

Does poverty alleviation decrease depression symptoms in post-conflict settings? View

Participatory map- ping in low-resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth in community-based HIV prevention research. View

%uE049e returns to microenterprise support among the ultra-poor: A field experiment in post- war Uganda. View

A church-based intervention for families to promote mental health and prevent HIV among adolescents in rural Kenya: Results of a randomized pilot trial. View

Women's entrepreneurship and intimate partner violence: A cluster randomized trial of microenterprise assistance and partner participation in post-conflict Uganda.

Parents Make the Difference: A randomized-controlled trial of a parenting intervention in Liberia.

Do clinical decision-support reminders for medical providers improve the prevalence of IPT initiation among HIV positive adults? Research protocol for a cluster-randomized trial in Western Kenya.

A Clinical Decision Support System for Integrating Tuberculosis and HIV Care in Kenya: A Human-Centered Design Approach'.

UNICEF (2013). The Adolescent Girls Vulnerability Index. View

Annan, J., Green, E. P., & Brier, M. (2013). Promoting recovery after war in northern Uganda: Reducing daily stressors by alleviating poverty. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22 (8), 849-868.