Doctoral Scholars

Bring a global health perspective to your field

For current Duke doctoral students with a deep interest in global health, the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program offers the opportunity for dynamic intellectual exchange, faculty mentorship and rigorous dissertation research on a global health challenge. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, you will explore the social, economic and cultural context of global health while conducting innovative research impacting health equity and expanding your professional skills and opportunities.

As a Global Health Doctoral Scholar, you will receive 50% of your academic-year stipend for one year and may receive funding for a second year upon successful application for continuation. You will work closely with a DGHI faculty mentor or a mentoring team. Our world-class faculty provide research guidance and professional development opportunities designed to advance your career in global health.

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Giving Back What Was Given to Her 

DGHI Doctoral Scholar Alma Solis didn’t take the usual path into her PhD program, but she’s helping others follow in her footsteps.

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Alma Solis

Program Highlights

  • In addition to faculty mentorship and dissertation research, year-round opportunities for engagement include participation in lunch seminars, leading professional development workshops and participating in panel discussions.
  • One-time grants of up to $10,000 are available for Scholars to undertake field-based dissertation research.

Meet Some of Our Faculty Mentors

Nimmi's lab
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Nimmi Ramanujam’s Lab of Entrepreneurial Engineers

Treating Teen HIV Goes Beyond Medicine
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Treating Teen HIV Goes Beyond Medicine

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Multimedia Feature: Students Explore Human and Environmental Health in Madagascar


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are closed. 

Students are encouraged to apply in their second year of PhD study or beyond. Funding begins in August of the following academic year and the appointment is for a minimum of nine months (September to May).

We're here to help you understand your options, answer your questions and explore what's right for you. Please contact us if you would like to meet.

Questions? Contact:

Lysa MacKeen

Lysa MacKeen

Assistant Director for Experiential Learning and Graduate Admissions