Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

Duke News

Keep up with our core and affiliated faculty in the national and international news. Read their op-ed pieces, quotes and interviews, and cutting-edge research findings.

Thu, Apr 30

The Coordinated Pandemic Response of Duke and Durham

As cities and states wrestle with decisions on when and how to reopen, leaders at Duke and in Durham discuss their early collaboration and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Wed, Apr 08

Community Health Watch Study to Enhance the COVID-19 Pandemic Response.

We’re facing times that many of us could never have imagined due to COVID-19. We want to improve how health care systems respond to pandemics. Through the “Pandemic Response Network” (PRN) study, we will investigate and characterize the impact of COVID-19 on individual patients and populations. Our findings can improve how health care systems prepare and plan for circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have flu-like symptoms, have been tested for or confirmed to have COVID-19, or are concerned about COVID-19 exposure and would like to track your symptoms twice a day for four weeks, please consider learning more about this study. To learn more and engage, please sign up below.

Thu, Mar 26

Care, Connection and Community: Investigating Health Access and Policy in Rural Madagascar

Last spring, master’s student Courtni France (Bioethics & Science Policy) received a Bass Connections Student Research Award to evaluate human health, sustainable agriculture programs and conservation in the region around Marojejy National Park in northeastern Madagascar…

Tue, Mar 24

Social media data could greatly aid in tracking COVID-19 worldwide

Privacy laws hinder technology companies from sharing social media and search data…

Thu, Mar 19

Information Sharing During an Epidemic: Policies and Best Practices

As the world struggles to contain the economic, political, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 virus, it is also wrestling with how both online censorship and the open internet have helped the spread of the virus.

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