Duke Student Collaborative on Health Policy

Our Mission

What We Strive For

To unite students across disciplines and the university in a collaborative effort to increase awareness and opportunity in health policy through a focus on the four domains of campus engagement, career & professional development, health policy education, and service & advocacy.

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Four Committees, One SCOHP

Read more about our organizational structure and lessons learned in Frontiers in Public Health.

Check out the undergraduate health policy certificate below!

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RSS The Scope

  • Margolis Internship Spotlight: Elaijah Lapay and Sophie Hurewitz April 14, 2022
    In this episode, Elaijah Lapay and Sophie Hurewitz discuss their experiences with the Margolis Internship Program & the Duke Medical Ethics Journal (DMEJ) and how these opportunities informed their interests in medical ethics and policy. Enjoy! 
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  • Health Policy Week Special: Health Care for Trans Individuals January 28, 2022
    This episode was created as a special for Duke SCOHP's Health Policy Week. Duke undergraduate Jordan Reaves presents the nuanced and complex issues that trans individuals face in trying to access care and navigating insurance policy in the US.
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  • Health Policy Week Special: The Balkanization of Medicine January 25, 2022
    In this special episode for Duke SCOHP's Health Policy Week, Adrian Caiazzo will explore a pressing problem in the United States healthcare system: the balkanization of medicine.  Find the full transcript here
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  • Healthcare, Business, and Technology Part 2 August 2, 2021
    In this episode, we discuss the intersection of healthcare, business, and technology with Dr. Yousuf Zafar, a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Policy and Population Health Science at the Duke Cancer Institute, and the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. Topics include the modern US healthcare system, the future role of […]
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  • Healthcare, Business, and Technology Part 1 July 26, 2021
    In this episode, we discuss the intersection of healthcare, business, and technology with Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, the Associate Director for Innovation at the Duke Global Health Institute, an Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine, and the Director of the Duke Global Health Innovation Center. Topics include the modern US healthcare system, the future role […]
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  • Health Policy and Early Childhood Development (Ep. 3) May 11, 2021
    There are a number of factors that affect a child’s development, such as genes and the provision of direct health care services. However, from what we gather so far, it is family, social and community influences that play the greatest role in influencing children’s growth. In our last episode, Dr. Kelly Kelleher talked about efforts […]
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  • Health Policy and Early Childhood Development (Ep. 2) April 28, 2021
    In our last episode on “Health Policy and Early Childhood Development”, we talked in general about the trends and challenges in children’s development and policy. One major trend that we discussed was that although infant mortality rates have decreased over the years, there has been an uptick in neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders among children […]
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  • Health Policy and Early Childhood Development April 12, 2021
    In this episode, we briefly touch on discoveries about the nature of early childhood development, using this as a launchpad to discuss the trends we have seen in children’s health and well-being from a population health perspective. Infant mortality is decreasing, overall, but this fact by no means gives us a good picture of children’s […]
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  • The Future of Personalized Medicine April 7, 2021
    In this episode, we talk about one of the emerging frontiers of healthcare - personalized medicine - with the distinguished Dr. Ralph Snyderman, the father of the field. Find the full transcript here.
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  • The Push for Patient-Centered Care March 29, 2021
    In today’s podcast, we explore the many facets of patient-centered care and its impact on patient outcomes alongside Duke pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Neil Prose. Find the full transcript here.
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