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Dr. Sudha Raman
Like with SARS and H1N1, Sudha Raman, PhD, and team predicted that people would experience physical, mental and emotional decline post-COVID survival. In their...
Rural residents at risk for COVID
Brystana Kaufman, PhD, and colleagues find rural areas will also outpace hospital capacity during COVID-19 and that policy makers need to consider supply chain...
Opioids
COVID-19 has disrupted services to populations living with substance use disorder. Two team members from our Duke Opioid Collaboratory argue in a NC Policy...
Dr. Devon Check
Dr. Check was named a 2020 American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Care Research Scholar. One of six awardees, the program aims to advance the scientific...

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Everything in human experience, from factors we can change such as our neighborhood to factors we cannot such as our ancestors, can influence health.

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