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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Audience and Community Engagement: From Transactional Exchanges to Relationships of Depth

July 12, 2018

Cheryl Ikemiya, senior program officer for the arts at DDCF, introduces the comprehensive research the Arts Program commissioned to understand how grantees successfully revitalized their relevance and connection to their communities.

Recent Posts

The Power of Giving Caregivers Extra Hands for Their Research

May 18, 2018

By Betsy Myers, program director for medical research

Beyond Equity as a Trend, Toward Real Change

April 25, 2018

By Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts, and Kerry McCarthy from the New York Community Trust

Responding to Change: A Look at Strategies Helping Wildlife and People Adapt to Shifting Climates

March 29, 2018

By Danielle Levoit, program officer for the environment

Foundations and Peer Review: Time to Reconsider the Process?

May 9, 2017

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

Where Walls Exist, the Arts Provide a Doorway

March 31, 2017

By Zeyba Rahman, senior program officer for the Building Bridges Program

Refining Our Strategy to Support the Most Vulnerable Children

November 11, 2016

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

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Refining Our Strategy to Support the Most Vulnerable Children

November 11, 2016

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

How Healthcare Access in High Schools Can Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rates

May 11, 2016

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

A Fresh Perspective from Doris Duke Fellows on Child Abuse Prevention

January 14, 2016

By 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 for medical research, 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

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