David E Eagle
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health

I am an Assistant Research Professor the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and the Duke Global Health Institute. I am an expert on the health of religious clergy, the changing shape of churches in North American society, and the implications of these trends for the professional training of ministers.

More recently, my research has begun to branch out internationally. I am doing research on clergy in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and studying the mental health of sexual and gender minorities around the world.

Methodologically, I am skilled in the collection and analysis of survey data, including longitudinal and social network data.

Current Research Interests

  • Using Heart Rate Variability to evaluate stress interventions
  • Uncovering patterns in the evolution of depressive symptoms in clergy populations
  • Understanding clergy conception of mental health in the DRC
  • Revealing how structural racism impacts professional careers
  • Studying the connection between perceived and enacted social support
  • Using respondent-driven sampling to study sexual and gender minorities

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