Research News

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Zika: What Can We Learn from our Public Health History?

November 08, 2016

This guest post is an excerpt of a congressional briefing in which Margaret Humphreys, professor of the history of medicine and DGHI affiliate faculty member, discussed the history of Zika’s mosquito vectors and the complexity of planning public health programs to counter disease-bearing mosquitoes. Humphreys has studied the history of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States and teaches a course at Duke on the history of public health in America. 

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: October 2016

November 01, 2016

Fifteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.


Acclaimed Program Fails to Improve Health Care for Children in Rural India

October 17, 2016

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London.

SRT Uganda Team and Village Health Team

For Immersive Undergrad Fieldwork Experience, Apply to SRT

October 17, 2016

“One of the biggest challenges in our fieldwork experience has also been one of the most rewarding elements—balancing leading and following,” the members of one 2016 student research team reflected after the community health fair they’d helped organize in Naama, Uganda, had been deemed a success by all.

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DGHI Welcomes 25 International Partners to Campus

October 11, 2016

Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) convened 25 of its international collaborators for a partnership conference held in conjunction with our 10th anniversary symposium.


DGHI Research Leads to Emergency Declaration in Peru

October 04, 2016

It’s gratifying when global health research affects policy. This was the case when Peru’s federal government declared a state of emergency after the publication of a report by DGHI researchers showing the distressing impact of gold mining on the health of people living downriver from mines in the Peruvian Amazon.


DGHI Research Roundup: September 2016

October 04, 2016

Twenty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 

Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja

DGHI Expands Global Cancer Initiative with Two New Faculty

September 23, 2016

In 2014, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a global cancer research program in partnership with the Duke Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute. And this fall, the arrival of two new global cancer faculty members—Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja—is helping to expand this program.