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: Most years 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’ve mentored undergraduate students through several programs including the Student Research Training, or SRT program, and Bass Connections. I also work with undergraduate students through independent studies.