Student Research Training Program (2021)

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.

2021 Projects

Community-Engaged Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Outreach in Kalangala, Uganda

Environmental Exposures: Health Outcomes for Minority Owned Auto Repair Shops

Physical and Mental Health Support and Outcomes for Children in Residential Care Programs

Reproductive Health in Western Kenya

Saving Sight / Roatán

Team Leaders

  • Sumedha Ariely, Duke Global Health Institute
  • Fred Boadu, Pratt School of Engineering-Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Dennis Clements, School of Medicine-Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases
  • Megan Huchko, School of Medicine-Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kearsley Stewart, Duke Global Health Institute

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Joan Ac-Lumor, Psychology (AB)
  • Afreen Ashraf, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Cassidy Connett, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Parker Frankiewicz, Neuroscience (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Brian Linder, Spanish (AB)
  • Madeline McNee, Psychology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Brynn Meyercord, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Mia Murphy, Romance Studies (AB)
  • Shae Nicolaisen, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Dana Otera, Biology (AB)
  • Wenyi Ouyang, Neuroscience (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Jein Seo, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Ronit Sethi, Biology (BS)
  • Avanti Shah, Computer Science (BS), Global Health (AB2)
  • Saisahana Subburaj, Program II (AB)
  • Arthi Vaidyanathan, Biology (BS), Global Health (AB2)