Research News


DGHI Research Roundup: March 2018

April 02, 2018

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


Three DGHI Faculty and Students Receive CUGH Awards

March 16, 2018

Founding Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson, biomedical engineering and global health professor Nimmi Ramanujam and DGHI doctoral scholar Mercy Asiedu received awards at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in New York City this past weekend.

Risk of Intimate Partner Violence Increases among Refugees

March 16, 2018

Growing evidence suggests that during times of war and displacement, women are at a greater risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) than in non-conflict settings. A recent study conducted across three refugee camps in three different countries revealed several key drivers for IPV: breakdowns of gender norms and roles, men’s substance use, women’s separation from their family, rapid remarriages and forced marriages.

CHPIR El Salvador Interview

Five Tips for Conducting Effective Qualitative Interviews

March 12, 2018

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, associate research professor and founding director of the Evidence Lab at the Duke Global Health Institute, frequently integrates qualitative interviews into her research. In this article, she shares five interviewing tips that have served her well.

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New Cancer Treatment Guidelines Developed for People Living with HIV

March 05, 2018

People living with HIV are far more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers than the general population, and yet patients in this vulnerable group receive treatment at significantly lower rates than HIV-negative people. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network released new guidelines last week to help address this predicament.


DGHI Research Roundup: February 2018

March 05, 2018

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

Clinical officers in Kisumu, Kenya are trained in colposcopy, along with other low-cost cervical cancer screening strategies.

New DGHI Center Will Address Global Reproductive Health

February 27, 2018

Today marks the launch of the Center for Global Reproductive Health, led by Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and global health and based at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). 

This mother and baby in Sierra Leone are among hundreds waiting in line at 8am for a children's hospital to open.

Analysis: Are We on Track to Achieve SDG Goals for Maternal and Child Health?

February 27, 2018

Seventy-nine countries are off track to meet ambitious global health targets for maternal and child health, according to an analysis by researchers from the Brookings Institution and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). If those countries were to recover and accelerate their progress according to the targets, the authors note, 11.8 million lives—1.6 million mothers and 10.2 million children—could be saved. 

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DGHI Center Wins $13M in Grants to Help Save Lives at Birth

February 19, 2018

Several Duke University organizations, led by the DGHI-based Duke Global Health Innovation Center, are partnering with  the US Agency for International Development and other global development organizations to evaluate the Saving Lives at Birth program and help organizations scale up maternal and newborn health innovations more quickly and sustainably.