DGHI Assistant Professor Tests Mental Health Interventions in Teens with HIV in Tanzania

November 14, 2017

Dorothy Dow--now an assistant professor of pediatrics and global health--had been working since 2011 in a clinic in Tanzania, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, when she observed something troubling: HIV mortality rates were increasing among teens even as they declined in most other age groups.

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: October 2017

November 14, 2017

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

Somaliland’s First Female Surgeon

Best Photos and Best Posters Announced at Showcase Event

November 06, 2017

Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) sponsors a student fieldwork photo contest and student poster competition in conjunction with the Global Health Showcase event. Contest winners were announced at the Showcase event last Wednesday.


Duke Students Become Virus Detectives through Global Health Fieldwork

October 30, 2017

Led by Gregory Gray, professor of medicine, environmental health and global health, a Bass Connections research team partnered with Sibu Hospital and Sarawak’s State Health Department in Malaysia to investigate influenza viruses, coronaviruses, adenoviruses and enteroviruses of human or animal origin.

Hanging Bat

DGHI Professor Linfa Wang, aka “The Batman,” Thinks Bats Are Special

October 30, 2017

Linfa Wang, DGHI professor and director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, is not technically a superhero, but the One Health research that has earned him the nickname “Batman” has saved animal lives and holds great potential to do the same with humans.

Megan Huchko Opening Remarks

DGHI Co-Hosts Women’s Health Symposium

October 23, 2017

On Friday, October 20, the Duke Global Health Institute co-hosted a symposium, “Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment,” on the Duke University campus. The symposium featured women’s health and policy experts from Duke and beyond.