Mentoring

I mentor Duke undergraduates and graduate students, primarily those affiliated with the Global Health Institute. We have an undergraduate major and minor in Global Health, and a Master of Science of Global Health degree program.

Graduate Students: Every year I take one or two new MSc in Global Health students. Our MSc program has a student-mentor matching process that begins soon after students arrive in the fall. Please contact me early if you have an interest in joining my group. Typically students that I mentor work directly with me and my colleagues on existing studies, either on the main research protocol or a highly related sub-study. I’m unlikely to take on a student who wants to collect original data for a completely independent study. Fieldwork is tough to organize, and I think it’s in the student’s best interest to stick with a plan that has a high probability of success. The goal is to leave the program on-time with at least one publication under your belt.

Undergraduate Students: I mentor undergraduate students through two programs:

  • Student Research Training (SRT): Students apply in October to be part of a team that works together in the Spring semester in preparation for 8-weeks of summer fieldwork.

  • Bass: Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative that provides students with greater exposure to inquiry across the disciplines, partnership with fellow students at a variety of stages in their educational career, sustained mentorship in teams, and the chance to experience the intersections of the academy and the broader world.

Students

Current

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Chaya Bhat (Trinity ’19)

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Anna-Karin Hess (Trinity ’19)

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Amy Finnegan (Sanford PhD ’16)

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Lulla Kiwinda (Trinity ’19)

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Arun Augustine (MSc ’18)

Former

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Christina Schmidt (Trinity ’17)

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Alex Whitcomb (MSc ’17)

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Hawa Tuli (MSc ’16)

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Yujung Choi (MSc ’17)

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Kiera Needham (Trinity ’18)

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Ishan Thakore (Trinity ’15)

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Mark Herzog (Trinity ’15)

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Amogh Karnik (MSc ’13)