What We're Learning

On an ongoing basis, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s staff consults a variety of experts in the fields we support, takes stock of the grant program strategies to understand whether they’re achieving their stated goals, follows the progress of our grantees, and conducts extensive research to identify critical gaps in funding and other field-related needs.  As we continue to engage in that process, the foundation is committed to sharing what we’re learning along the way. 

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Refining Our Strategy to Support the Most Vulnerable Children

November 11, 2016

Lola Adedokun, M.P.H., program director for child well-being, explains how the program’s strategy has evolved to keep improving outcomes for children—especially those that face the nation’s bleakest outcomes: Native American/Alaska Native communities, youth in or transitioning out of foster care, and low-income families.

Recent Posts

How Healthcare Access in High Schools Can Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rates

May 11, 2016

Lola Adedokun, M.P.H., program director for child well-being, highlights how one targeted public health effort to reduce teen pregnancy rates is successfully tackling disparities related to race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status in schools across New York City.

A Fresh Perspective from Doris Duke Fellows on Child Abuse Prevention

January 14, 2016

Lola Adedokun, M.P.H., program director for child well-being

Rethinking Global Noncommunicable Disease Research

December 1, 2015

By Leslie Engel, M.P.H., program associate, and Betsy Myers, Ph.D., program director for medical research

Clinical Trials: Recommendations on How, When and What to Share

January 14, 2015

By Betsy Myers, Ph.D., program director for medical research

The African Health Initiative Presents Its Baseline Data

August 5, 2014

By Lola Adedokun, M.P.H., director for the African Health Initiative and program director for child well-being 

The African Health Initiative on Understanding Implementation

March 25, 2014

By Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., then program director for the African Health Initiative

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The African Health Initiative on Understanding Implementation

March 25, 2014

By Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., then program director for the African Health Initiative

A Look at the Clinical Scientist Development Award’s Impact on Early-Career Physician-Scientists

December 12, 2013

By Sindy Escobar Alvarez, Ph.D., program officer for medical research and Betsy Myers, Ph.D., program director for medical research

Early Lessons from the African Health Initiative

June 4, 2013

By Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., then program director for the African Health Initiative

A New Vision for the Child Abuse Prevention Program

February 20, 2013

By Mary Travis Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., then program director for child well-being

The Importance of Resilience Science in Setting Habitat Conservation Priorities

August 1, 2012

By Andrew Bowman, program director for the environment

The Roots of the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative

October 20, 2011

By Ben Cameron, program director for the arts