"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.
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.
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.
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.
The SMILE Study is an NIH-funded R01 longitudinal cohort study in Brazil, Kenya, and Vietnam that seeks to estimate prevalence of mental health symptomatology among SGMs by country and SGM identity group, identify cultural, contextual, interpersonal, and individual determinants of mental health over time, and determine SGMs' mental health intervention preferences through discrete choice experiments.
The main purpose of this study is to better understand teacher wellbeing in a multi-country context (Qatar, Kenya, and Cambodia) and to identify the individual and contextual factors (such as national and state policies and local educational structures) that may transform and sustain teacher wellbeing.
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.
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.
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).
CREW is a SAMHSA funded project to determine whether a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health treatment program is beneficial in improving health outcomes including behavioral health (substance use prevention/reduction and mental health) and use of medical services for people 18 years of age or older, living with HIV and/or identify as LGBTQ+.
Happy Black History Month! Duke’s Global Health Institute’s CDI committee created a calendar of fun, informative, and interactive suggestions to do over the next 28-days to acknowledge Black and African American History.
Here are event and resource links for all 28 days.
It’s time to celebrate! CHPIR’s proposal for The SMILE Study received the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01), the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by the NIH. R01 is the most prestigious grant award offered by the NIH and funds up to $250,000 a year for up to 5 years– altogether over $1 million of funding!
CHPIR’s very own GV Hunter is leading a webinar for the American Journal of Sexuality Education (AJSE) Lecture Series, this Wednesday (July 22, 2020) from 7-8pm EST!
Here is a description of the webinar: It is important to understand how people experience pleasure and sexual satisfaction with a partner, as these phenomena can impact how they view their relationships, themselves, as well as the role of sexual activities within relationships. This session will discuss a study that was conducted that assessed the social correlates of sexual pleasure and sexual satisfaction, and the implications of the findings of that study.
The CHPIR team has been hard at work producing new information regarding sexual and gender minority (SGM) mental health around the world! Here are three new articles we want to highlight:
The first article to introduce is a qualitative study in Brazil and India on the mental health and challenges of transgender women. CHPIR faculty members Dr. Belden, Dr. Huynh, Dr. LeGrand, and Dr. Whetten were involved in the research. Check out the full article here!: Mental health and challenges of transgender women: a qualitative study in Brazil and India