Global Health 2010-2011

Are you interested in Global Health? Do you want to find out what other students are doing and how you can contribute?

About Us

The Global Health Working Group is an entirely student-driven group sponsored by the Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS) as part of their Graduate Seminars on Global Issues. It is a uniquely interdisciplinary collection of graduate and professional students from such diverse disciplines as humanities, environmental science, medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, business, public policy, and law, who have a common interest in global and domestic health issues. The group is dedicated to:

  • Educating themselves and the Research Triangle community about global health issues;
  • Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among graduate and professional students at Duke and UNC; and
  • Serving the cause of global health through advocacy and related activities.

The GHWG’s main activities include monthly  during the academic year which consist of student or outside speaker presentations and discussion, participation in local service projects, and the compilation of global health-related scholarship.

Group Coordinating Committee

Meredith Barrett (
Lillian Gu (
Matt McElwee (
Kunal Mitra (

Aaron Stoertz (
Jerry Yen (

Please contact Nancy Hare Robbins (, DUCIS administrator, if you would like to be included on the GHWG mailing listserv.

Ideas for the 2010 – 2011 academic year (Speakers to be confirmed shortly) :

  • September 25, 2010 – Partners in Health webcast
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Spring 2011 Scheduled Meetings:

Note: All Duke-affiliated graduate and professional students who participate regularly in this seminar will be eligible to apply for the Duke University Center for International Studies’ summer research funding support. For more information about DUCIS summer grant opportunities, see: