Breadcrumbs Navigation

Home > Initiatives > Global Health Institute

Globalization is profoundly affecting worldwide disease patterns and revealing enormous disparities in health care stemming from economic, social, environmental, political, and other inequalities.

Since 2006, Duke has gained a reputation as an international leader in global health research and training. With leadership from the Duke Global Health Institute, faculty and students are working to reduce health disparities both in our local community and worldwide.

The institute brings together interdisciplinary scholars and students to research important global health problems such as chronic disease, emerging infections and environmental health, to generate new ideas powerful enough to influence policy makers, and to train the next generation of global health leaders.