"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

CHPIR’s SMILE Proposal Receives NIH R01 Funding!

CHPIR’s SMILE Proposal Receives NIH R01 Funding!

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! 

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CHPIR’s GV Hunter on AJSE Webinar!

CHPIR’s GV Hunter on AJSE Webinar!

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.

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT! New CHPIR Articles on SGM Mental Health!

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT! New CHPIR Articles on SGM Mental Health!

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

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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.


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