"Local is Global When Dealing with Health Inequalities."

The mission of our Center is to improve health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally, by addressing health inequities through interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, interventions, and evaluations. 

EDUCATION

Our faculty and staff teach and mentor students both on campus and in the field. Our interdisciplinary Center fosters a collaborative, investigative environment that seeks to educate Duke students by providing experiences in working with our research teams and through individual mentorship.

RESEARCH

Multi-disciplinary research and rigorous evaluation provide the path to understanding health disparities, locally and globally. CHPIR values our long-lasting relationships with communities and organizations that allow us to understand health inequalities and changes over time.

SERVICE

At the core of many CHPIR projects is translating research into services, policy, and new interventions. The Center bridges research and service by adapting lessons learned between the US and international settings, bringing efficiency and innovative approaches to our work.


We are an instigator and facilitator of a broad range of health policy and health disparities research that addresses policy relevant issues.

Activities focus on population based health research, health systems research, and health intervention and evaluation research.

EXPLORE OUR RESEARCH

Population Based Health Research

Population Based Health Research

Health Systems Research

Health Systems Research

Intervention & Evaluation Research

Intervention & Evaluation Research

FEATURED PROJECTS

POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR ORPHANS (POFO)

Population Based Health Research

The objective of this multi-country longitudinal study of orphaned and separated children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Tanzania is to examine the influence of residential characteristics, caregiver characteristics, and culture, on: 1) children's behavior and emotional adjustment; 2) health status including health related quality of life; 3) learning and achievement outcomes; and 4) relationship outcomes.

DUKE CLERGY HEALTH INITIATIVE

Health Intervention and Evaluation Research

This study's mission is to understand and improve the holistic health of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Recent work has focused on analysis and dissemination of intervention results, positive mental health findings, and contributions to the literature on the interplay between physical and mental and spiritual well-being.

EPIC ALLIES: A SMARTPHONE APP FOR ART UPTAKE AND ADHERENCE AMONG YOUNG MSM

Health Systems Research

This multi-site study tests the efficacy of Epic Allies, a mobile phone application (app) that utilizes game mechanics and social networking features to improve engagement in care, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) uptake, ART adherence and viral suppression rates among HIV+ young men who have sex with men (YMSM).

Community Resources for Education and Wellness (CREW)

Health Intervention & Evaluation Research

CREW will provide a continuum of substance use screening, education and treatment services and wellness promotion for individuals living with HIV and minority MSM and transgender women regardless of HIV status. 

Addressing Global Health Needs Among Refugee Children and Families in Durham County

Population Based Health Research

This Bass Connections project serves as the pilot for an ambitious multidisciplinary effort to develop a culturally appropriate, robust healthcare model that can help reduce health disparities among some of Durham’s newest, most vulnerable community members.

FEATURED CHPIR NEWS

Duke SGM Program Coordinator: Apply Now!

Duke SGM Program Coordinator: Apply Now!

***WE ARE HIRING!***

The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) at the Duke Global Health Institute is hiring a Program Coordinator for the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Program. The hired individual will coordinate and administer activities for the SGM Program and develop, coordinate, and advise on policy related to assigned major programs. Extensive experience working with SGM populations is required. The initial position is for 1-year, possibly 2-years without an expectation of continuation. Priority will be given to individuals who identify as an SGM.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to Amy Hobbie at [email protected] (Link to official job posting to come soon!)

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Research Spotlight: First Ever Visual-Based Article on High-Quality Residential Care Centers Around the World

Research Spotlight: First Ever Visual-Based Article on High-Quality Residential Care Centers Around the World

Research Spotlight!

Dr. Hy V. Huynh, Research Associate at CHPIR, combines his unique background and expertise in community psychology and humanitarian photography to publish the first visual-based research article ever published in an academic journal.

Check out his visual research article, titled “Lessons Learned from High-Quality Residential Care Centers Around the World: A Visual Story”, published in Springer’s International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice.

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Quality Residential Care Measures Summer 2019 Internship – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Quality Residential Care Measures Summer 2019 Internship – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

CHPIR is currently looking for one more Summer 2019 Intern! Details below:

– NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

CHPIR is looking for a student to work with a multidisciplinary team (consisting of a community psychologist, epidemiologist, population health researcher, and NGO program director) and is interested in improving the quality of residential care for orphan and vulnerable children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through the development of a quality of care measurement tool.

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WHERE WE WORK:

We are a part of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), joining them in their work to reduce health disparities.
Together, we recognize that local is global when dealing with health inequalities.


Are you passionate about improving health policy and health inequalities?

If so, consider joining us in partnership.

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