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David Keith Walmer

Adjunct Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute


My areas of interest include
women's health in Haiti
- cervical cancer prevention
- maternal child health
- hypertension 


Preventing cervical cancer in Haiti 
Goal: Develop culturally acceptable and cost effective strategies to prevent cervical cancer
Current strategy:
- primary screen: HPV testing
- treatment thermal ablation of the cervical transformation zone in HPV+ women
Under investigation
- strategies to remove inflammatory cells from cervical cytology
- strategies to speed up and improve AI interpretation of cervical cytology
- strategies to employ drones to deliver test kits and patient samples to deliver health care in gang controlled areas

Improving maternal child health in rural Haiti
- establishing 24/7 access to L&D services in a remote mountain community

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Global Health · 2022 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1983 M.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1979 Ph.D.