April 16th, 2021: SRH Advocacy Panel: Promoting sexual & reproductive health services in the triangle and beyond

Check back on Friday after the panel to see a Zoom recording of the event. 

The event is on Friday April 16th, 2-3 pm, via Zoom


  • Linda Chamiec-Case, Capacity Building Specialist representing SHIFT NC, a Durham-based organization that conducts programming and advocacy work for adolescents throughout North Carolina
  • Liv Neely, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Durham Volunteer Doulas, an organization providing pregnancy and labor support to low-resource pregnant people in the Triangle
  • Jayme Kimbrough, Crisis Service Manager at Durham Crisis Response Center, the sole provider of comprehensive shelter and support services for those experiencing gender-based violence in Durham County

Come here all of these amazing speakers talk about their organizations and opportunities for YOU to get involved in their work! 

March 19th, 2021: SRH Symposium: What’s happening at Duke and beyond, and how can I get involved?

This event took place via Zoom on Friday March 19th, 2021. The goal of the event was to showcase recent SRH research happening at Duke and in the Triangle, and to connect students to potential research opportunities. To view event recordings, click on the title of the breakout room. 

Breakout Room 1: Digital Health & Data Science

  • Eric Green (DGHI faculty, Co-founder of askNivi), Predicting healthcare seeking behavior based on stated readiness to act

  • Nick Pearson (Co-founder of Jacaranda Health, DGHI adjunct faculty), Using digital health and AI to improve mothers’ connection to care in Kenya

  • Amy Finnegan (Senior Data Scientist at IntraHealth International, DGHI adjunct faculty), Using Data Science to Understand Contraceptive Use

Breakout Room 2: Mental Health

  • Sara LeGrand (DGHI faculty, Co-lead of Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program), SMILE: Mental Health and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Eve Puffer (DGHI faculty, clinical psychologist), Family Approaches in Global Mental Health: Supporting Safe and Supportive Homes

  • Dorothy Dow (DGHI faculty, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre faculty), Sauti ya Vijana (SYV: The Voice of Youth): Addressing mental health challenges to improve health for youth living with HIV in Tanzania

Breakout Room 3: Family Planning

  • Heather Vahdat (Executive Director of the Male Contraceptive Initiative), Completing the Contraceptive Method Mix: The Potential Impact of Increasing Male Contraceptive Methods

  • Katherine Tumlinson (UNC Gillings School of Public Health faculty, Carolina Population Center faculty fellow), Contraceptive use dynamics and family planning service quality in low-income countries

  • Eleanor Stevenson (Duke School of Nursing faculty) & Sumi Ariely (DGHI faculty), Contraceptive attitudes and male engagement in Family Planning in the Philippines and among Phillippine Americans 

Breakout Room 4: Innovations in HIV Care 

  • Maya Stephens (DGHI CHPIR Program Coordinator, DGHI MSc-GH alum), The PREP project: educating youth in Craven County, North Carolina to reduce transmission of STDs and HIV 

  • Brandon Knettel (Duke University School of Nursing faculty, DGHI faculty), Task-Shifting and Telehealth to Support HIV Care Engagement and Mental Health in Tanzania

  • Rimel Mwamba (DGHI Program Coordinator, Research Fellow), The Disclosure Dilemma: How HIV stigma impacts disclosure of one’s status in Moshi, Tanzania