About our Students
The mission of Duke University's Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy is to improve health and the value of health care through practical, innovative, and evidence-based policy solutions. Duke-Margolis brings together capabilities that generate and analyze evidence across the spectrum of policy to practice, supporting the triple aim of health care – improving the experience of care, the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost. This requires broad multidisciplinary capabilities that few institutions can bring together, and is fueled by Duke University’s entrepreneurial culture. The Center focuses on increasing opportunities to gain exposure to the field of health policy through collaborative curricular pathways and expanded mentored research opportunities for students interested in health policy.
Our Education programs, Margolis Scholars and Summer Internship Program, enable students to learn through challenging and meaningful activities, gain professional experience within the field of health policy, and link academic learning to policy and practice. These experiences develop strong networking/mentoring relationships that strengthen our Margolis student community
"My internship at Margolis has helped me to solidify my decision to attend law school for health policy and continue to conduct both legal and policy research in the field of mental health and substance use policy. I could not have asked for a more informative and enjoyable summer internship experience!"
The Scope- Podcast
The Scope is an undergraduate podcast produced by members of the Duke Student Collaborative on Health Policy (SCOHP). This podcast aims to spread knowledge of current health policy topics as well as highlight the interdisciplinary aspects of health policy. The Scope features a variety of episodes including audio interviews with health policy experts and student-led policy analysis. Additionally, The Scope features health policy on Duke’s Campus -- current club and organization activities, faculty research, and Duke-Margolis programs. This podcast makes niche and difficult concepts digestible to the general listener, while also asking thought-provoking questions. If interested in being featured on this podcast, reach out to us on Twitter @DukeSCOHP.
Each summer, students come from the undergraduate and graduate level at Duke and other Universities to engage with Margolis as Summer Interns. In the Internship Program, students work closely with their mentors on research projects focusing on aspects of: Health Care Transformation, Biomedical Innovation, Global Health, and Education. Through the program, interns gain experiences in qualitative and quantitative research; training and coaching on research skills/presentations/writing skills; participate in the Margolis Seminars, Summer Research Symposium, Journal Club; and build relationships with their peers through virtual socials and team projects.
Featured Margolis Interns:
The Margolis Scholars program is a prestigious program for Duke University students that demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to a career in health policy and management, as well as leadership potential to improve health policy. The program is open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels. Selected Scholars are engaged in the program for 1 to 2 years, depending on their program of study.
Featured Margolis Scholars: