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The Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy is committed to improving health, health equity and the value of health care through practical, innovative, and evidence-based policy solutions. With programs in health policy education, research, and innovation, and in partnership with experts across Duke University and health system, Duke-Margolis works to ensure that quality, equitable health care is accessible and affordable for everyone. 

Founded in 2016 through a generous gift—and continued support—from Robert J. Margolis M.D.’71, H.S.’72, Lisa Margolis, the Margolis Family Foundation, and Duke University, Duke-Margolis is a trusted, independent voice in complex health policy conversations. Through its health policy analysis and development, the Institute advances actionable and effective solutions to address the most daunting health care challenges. 

As the University’s hub for health policy education, Duke-Margolis provides experiential, interdisciplinary learning for undergraduate and graduate students across schools at Duke and is a sought-after educational experience. The Institute prepares its students to apply a critical health policy lens to their professional and personal lives—to be changemakers who make health care better.

Pull out quote "“As we celebrate the university’s Centennial, recognizing Duke-Margolis with institute status also advances our university-wide efforts to have a transformative impact on the future of health and health care.” Duke University President Vincent E. Price

In recognition of its impact and importance to the University’s future vision, Duke elevated Duke-Margolis to an Institute—an important achievement as Duke celebrates its centennial. This support for the Duke-Margolis mission, its work, and Duke’s leadership in health policy is a great capstone to the extraordinary seven-year journey of this University-wide interdisciplinary initiative. 

Strengthening Health Policy at Duke Now and in the Future

A collaborative fundraising effort underway across Duke aims to encourage gifts from donors who, like Bob and Lisa Margolis, care deeply about health policy and health care education and leadership. Please consider these wonderful giving opportunities to further our mission and advance health policy leadership at Duke.

We hope you will consider making a gift to support the exciting work of the Duke-Margolis Institute. For ways to support Duke-Margolis, please contact Morgan Pope, Director of Interdisciplinary Development, Duke University,

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