Our research group focuses on two related areas – economics of ecosystem services, and interdisciplinary studies of ecosystem and human health. Our projects have included the valuation of water quality and wetlands in the U.S., management of protected areas in Indonesia, integrated approaches to malaria control in East Africa, and linkages between biodiversity, infectious disease and human health in Madagascar. We use a variety of tools including social science surveys, benefit cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, nonmarket valuation, decision analysis, implementation science, social network analysis and econometrics. Our group emphasizes the policy implications of our work and we work closely with action-oriented partners.
News & Events
- 6/17/2021 – Tales From Two of DGHI’s Pioneers
- 7/6/2020 – New reports on agriculture and health in the SAVA region of Madagascar
- 5/8/2020 – Bass Connections: Social-Ecological Networks and Zoonotic Disease in Rural Madagascar (2019-2020)
- 4/30/2020 – Undergraduate Miranda Metz Receives Leadership Award
- 01/14/2020 – Duke Team Wins NIH Grant on Disease Ecology, Conservation and Global Health in Madagascar