The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), established in 2006, brings knowledge from every corner of Duke University to bear on the most important global health issues of our time. DGHI was established as a University-wide institute to coordinate, support, and implement Duke’s interdisciplinary research, education, and service activities related to global health. DGHI is committed to developing and employing new models of education and research that engage international partners and find innovative solutions to global health challenges.
DGHI works to reduce health disparities in the local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders.
Education & Training
Duke University offers the most comprehensive portfolio of global health education programs of any university in the US. Duke prepares global health leaders with the skills to solve complex problems, and the experience of working in communities abroad, in teams and across disciplines.
At Duke, students can learn from and work alongside more than 100 expert faculty from nearly all disciplines across Duke University. In addition to the classroom experience, DGHI offers students a range of opportunities such as journal clubs, service groups, guest lectures, and more.
Global Health Major
Global Health Minor
Student Research Training Program
Master of Science in Global Health
Third Year Global Health Study Program
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
Human Resources for Health Program - Rwanda
Duke-Peking University Global Health Diploma
DGHI has developed a dynamic research agenda that reflects the changing global burden of disease and catalyzes interdisciplinary and innovative work among investigators across Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, and DGHI’s international partners.
DGHI faculty are leading more than 215 global health research projects in more than 40 countries. The Institute’s research agenda transcends traditional disciplinary and geographic boundaries and our faculty work collaboratively to leverage and build upon the University’s existing strengths and institutional priorities.
Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Global Environmental Health
Global Mental Health
Health Systems Strengthening
Maternal and Child Health
Priority Partnership Locations
DGHI’s education, research, and capacity building initiatives are built on a strong network of partnerships with institutions around the world called Priority Partnership Locations. Priority Partnership Locations provide opportunities for faculty and students and are based on a bidirectional, mutually-beneficial relationship with partners and institutions. DGHI has invested in capacity-building, research, and education program development in a number of strategically-important locations.
Cape Town, South Africa
Galle, Sri Lanka
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