COVID-19 Global Response

COVID-19 Global Response


The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural inequalities leading to health disparities and disproportionate burden of disease in underserved and socially vulnerable populations in all countries around the world. The Duke-Margolis faculty and research team are leading work to achieving test and tracing capacity, ensuring effective management and provision of health services, developing financing mechanisms for global access to a vaccine, mobilizing COVID-19 resources, and enabling continuous learning to adapt to the local context.

Key publications:

Read our commentary published in BMJ Global Health here. With co-authors from 12 other countries, we describe adjustments to the continuum of rehabilitation services across twelve low-, middle- and high-income countries in the context of national COVID-19 preparedness recommendations and provide a set of considerations for decision makers on the provision and payment of these essential services. Read our commentary published in BMJ Global Health here

Read our blog published in Brookings Global Health hereThe SDGs actually provide the agenda for a sustainable global response to COVID-19—sustainable in that the response to this emergency should not lead to a neglect of the critical elements for equitable, affordable health care for all. In this blog post, we outline four opportunities for global health policy to renew the world’s commitment to the SDGs.

Read our commentary on health financing lessons that we can we learn about how to achieve ‘good health and well-being for all’.

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Duke-Margolis Team

Andrea Thoumi headshot

Andrea Thoumi, MPP, MSc

Area Lead, Community Health and Equity
Faculty Director of Health Equity Educational Programming
Senior Team Member
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member
Core Faculty Member
Adjunct Assistant Professor
2020 Intern Mentor

Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu

Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu, MSc

Senior Policy Analyst

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith, MPAff

Assistant Research Director

Gavin Yamey

Gavin Yamey, MD, MPH

Hymowitz Professor of the Practice of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute
Margolis Core Faculty
2020 Intern Mentor


Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA

Director of Post-Graduate Education Initiatives, Margolis Center
Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine
Margolis Executive Core Faculty
2020 Intern Mentor

Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director of the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy
Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
Margolis Executive Core Faculty

Nimmi Ramanujam

Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD

Robert W. Carr, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Margolis Core Faculty

Beth Boyer headshot

Beth Boyer, MPH

Policy Research Associate