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The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) facilitates interdisciplinary research, education, policy, and service in global health by working closely with all nine schools at Duke (undergraduate, graduate and professional). See below for useful links to information about global health at Duke University and beyond.

Duke Medical Center LibraryGlobal Health Toolkit

Burden of Disease

Health Disparities

Global Health Fieldwork

UNC Health Sciences Library: Guides for global health and global health data.

You can take the free Robertson Scholars Bus from Duke's West Campus to UNC, and use the HSL. Books located at the HSL can be sent to Duke for your use.

      
     

    Introduction to Global Health Research

    WELCOME!

    The sources compiled in this guide offer an entry point into the study of Global Health at Duke University.

    What is Global Health?

    Global Health is a field of study, research, and practice that places a priority on achieving equity in health for all people. Global Health involves multiple disciplines within and beyond the health sciences. The field synthesizes population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care. The field is notable for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration with an emphasis on transnational health issues and determinants. Please explore this guide to find out more about the resources available at Duke Libraries.

    Finding Background Information

    • World Health Organization
      Use the "Health Topics," "Countries," and "Data and Statistics" tabs to locate background information.
    • Encyclopedia of Global Health
      You will need to click "Full Text" and enter your Net ID and password to access the complete encyclopedia online.
    • Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
      A reference source for the field of health and behavior, which studies the "interaction of behavioral, psychological, emotional, social, cultural, and biological factors with physical health outcomes".
    • Encyclopedia of Health Services Research
      The first, and one of the largest, single works ever published on health services research, "the study of the accessibility, costs, quality, and outcomes of healthcare".
    • Global AIDS Crisis: A Reference Handbook
      Presents an overview of the worldwide HIV epidemic, comparing experiences of and responses to HIV and AIDS across nations.
    • Kaiser: Global Health
      Part of Kaiser EDU's website which offers lists of resources on broad health policy topics, such as HIV/AIDS, insurance, and immigrants' access to care.
    • World Poverty: A Reference Handbook
    • Research Tools
      From kaiser.edu. Includes links to literature search information, data sources, and websites of global health organizations.

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    Hannah Rozear
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    Email: hannah.rozear@duke.edu
    Phone: 660-5368
    Office: Perkins 233
    Trent office hours
    Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm, Trent 131
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    Global Health
     

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