HPTN Executive Committee member Dr. Chris Beyrer will be the next director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). He will join Duke on August 30 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., where he is the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights and a professor of epidemiology, nursing, and medicine. Dr. Beyrer has extensive experience leading international collaborative research and training programs related to infectious disease epidemiology and disease prevention. At Johns Hopkins, he directs the Training Program in HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Science, serves as associate director of the Center for AIDS Research and the Center for Global Health, and is the founding director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.
Founded in 2006, the Duke Global Health Institute draws faculty from medicine and nursing, anthropology, psychology, public policy, engineering, environmental sciences, and other fields to lead collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education on the most critical global health issues of our time. DGHI hosts education programs for undergraduate, master’s degree, medical and doctoral students from various disciplines.