Research News


Op-Ed: The Odds of a Devastating Pandemic Just Went Up

February 09, 2018

Global health and public policy professor Gavin Yamey responds to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to let lapse $600 million in funding to combat global outbreaks.

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Merson Joins UN Panel for Discussion of Lessons from the Response to AIDS

February 05, 2018

In a Jan. 24 event at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City, Michael Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and co-author of The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, presented key findings from his book and participated in a panel on how to apply lessons from the AIDS response to other areas of global health.


DGHI Research Roundup: January 2018

February 05, 2018

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


Leveling the Odds: How Two Duke Professors Are Giving Families in Tanzania a Better Chance of Beating Cancer

February 03, 2018

DGHI professors Kristin Schroeder and Nelson Chao are on a mission to ensure that all children with cancer have the same chance of a cure. They've been collaborating with partners at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) since 2014, to improve pediatric cancer outcomes in Tanzania. They've also established a non-profit organization, International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE).

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DGHI Professor to Co-Lead New Energy Access Project

January 29, 2018

Duke University is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Public policy and global health professor Subhrendu Pattanayak will serve as the project’s faculty director.


DGHI Professor Receives Grant to Address Mental Illness in Tanzania

January 22, 2018

With a new three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, DGHI assistant professor Joy Noel Baumgartner and her colleagues will create and pilot a family psychoeducation for adults with psychotic disorders and their relatives in Tanzania. 


Five Tips for Designing an Effective Survey

January 22, 2018

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, associate research professor and founding director of the Evidence Lab at the Duke Global Health Institute, shares tips from her recent talk about designing effective surveys.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: November/December 2017

January 08, 2018

Sixty-three DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in November and December.