Student Research Training Program (2018)

The Global Health Student Research Training Program is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second- and third-year undergraduates in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based global health project. Students work on issues ranging from infant mortality and healthcare mapping to access to care for migrant populations, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues.

Working with a faculty director and a community partner, students are at the center of global health challenges. The Student Research Training Program is offered through the Duke Global Health Institute and is part of the Bass Connections Global Health theme.

2018 Projects

  • Saving Sight: Roatán
  • Physical and Mental Health Support and Outcomes for Children in Residential Care Homes
  • Community Health in Rural Uganda
  • Investigating Mechanisms for Disparities in Kidney Disease
  • Reducing Health Disparities in Maya Guatemala
  • Data Science for Women's Health

Team Leaders

  • Sumedha Ariely, Duke Global Health Institute
  • David Boyd, Duke Global Health Institute
  • Dennis Clements, School of Medicine-Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases
  • Eric Green, Duke Global Health Institute
  • John Stanifer, School of Medicine-Medicine: Nephrology

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Deepti Agnihotri, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Dahlia Chacon, English (AB)
  • Yannet Daniel, Biology (BS)
  • Yesha Desai, Evolutionary Anthropology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Stephanie Jaffe, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Tiffany Jiang, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Phoebe Kiburi, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Daniel Kwon, Neuroscience (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Miranda Metz, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Leila Milanfar, Evolutionary Anthropology (BS)
  • Hemal Patel, Economics (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Shyam Pradheep, Computer Science (BS)
  • Melany Puente, Int Comparative Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Anu Sharma, Biology (BS)
  • Srinath Soundararajan, Biology (BS)
  • Radhika Srivastava, Psychology (AB)
  • Niisoja Torto, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Tanmayi Vashist, Biology (BS)
  • Shagun Vashisth, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Diana Zabala, Interdept Biology/PP (BS)