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. Undergraduates who join my research group almost always do so after taking a class with me. See here for the list of courses I’m teaching.
Every year I take one or two new MSc in Global Health students. The 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. At this point, 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.
Our group meets once a week for about an hour. Typically students only work on one or two projects, but this weekly all hands meeting is a chance to get exposure to everything in our portfolio. Students are expected to attend every meeting and periodically give each other feedback on their work.