Broad-reaching collaborations on important health issues

Since 2009, DGHI has developed sustained partnerships within the government, academic and nonprofit sectors in China, resulting in many research, education and clinical programs. Our key linkages are in Beijing, Shanghai and Kunshan, particularly through the Peking University Health Science Center, Fudan University’s Institute of Global Health and Duke Kunshan University, which hosts the Duke Kunshan Global Health Research Center (GHRC). 

As one of the leading global health research institutes in China, the GHRC is a strong partner for DGHI in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations and applying cutting-edge knowledge to important health problems. The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health has also maintained strong collaboration with the Beijing Hospital in order to provide Duke residents with opportunities to participate in elective clinical rotations

Research collaborations in China have focused on global health governance, chronic diseases, environmental health, health systems strengthening and policy research, and infectious diseases. Other projects focus on trauma and injury care, digital health, One Health, maternal health and medical education. Shenglan Tang, professor of population health science, is central to many of our projects in China; in 2019, he led the development of DGHI's first capacity training program for senior Chinese officials.

Key Faculty

Shenglan Tang

Shenglan Tang

Mary D.B.T. and James Semans Professor at Department of Population Health Science

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Gavin Yamey

Associate Director for Policy, Duke Global Health Institute


  • Tsinghua University School of Architecture
  • Beijing Institute of Microbiology & Epidemiology
  • Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital
  • Peking University
  • National Development Research Institute
  • Beijing Chest Hospital
  • National Health and Family Planning Commission Centre for Health Statistics and Information
  • China Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Beijing Hospital
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Fudan Global Health Institute
  • Children’s Hospital of Fudan University
  • National Institute of Parasitic Diseases/China CDC
  • Duke Kunshan University

Duke Entities

DGHI centers:

  • Duke Kunshan University Global Health Research Center
  • Duke One Health
  • Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health


  • Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Pratt School of Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • School of Medicine (Community and Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, OB/GYN, Pediatrics)

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