Engagement at Duke

  • Science Policy Careers for PhDs Panel

    Science Policy Careers Panel for PhDs Join Duke INSPIRE and other graduate students for a panel discussion with Duke science doctoral degree alumni who have chosen policy career paths in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The alumni panel will address non-academic careers in public policy and the paths that lead them to their current roles. A more

  • Duke Expert Discusses Racial Disparity in School Discipline

    Last Saturday, Duke professor Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards joined Wake County Board of Education member Keith Sutton on the April 24th airing of Education Matters. The conversation centered around a particularly troubling problem in North Carolina, and indeed nationwide: African American students get suspended more frequently, and for longer periods of time, than their peers. Even more

  • 2nd Article Published in our Duke Today Series

    With Policy Bridge’s latest Duke Today story, we’re continuing to highlight policy-relevant research driven by faculty and researchers around campus. Thursday’s article explores the work of public policy professor, Manoj Mohanan, who collaborates with the government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and the World Bank to understand how communities can create something known as social accountability (SA). SA more

  • Drug Costs and Heart Attack Treatment: Duke Professor Presents Preliminary Findings

    Earlier this month at an American College of Cardiology meeting, Dr. Tracy Wang, Associate Professor at Duke School of Medicine, presented preliminary findings on a study involving 11,000 heart attack patients in 300 U.S. hospitals. Funded by the drug maker AstraZeneca, the ARTEMIS study aimed to understand which blood-thinning drugs patients were being prescribed in more

  • Save the Date: APPAM Forum

    State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis Continuing the dialogue around evidence-based policymaking discussed at last spring’s APPAM Institutional Member Forum, Duke Policy Bridge at the Sanford School of Public Policy will host a 2018 topical forum on how to build research and policy partnerships around the prevailing national issue of opioid misuse. more

  • Duke Research Shows Childhood Obesity Increasing

    On Monday, Duke researchers released a paper in the journal Pediatrics documenting their findings on childhood obesity in the United States, and the results are alarming. Despite a host of programming to combat things like sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits, childhood obesity continues unabated, with a worrisome increase in severe obesity for 2 to more

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