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Robert A. Malkin

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Duke Box 90281, 1427 Fciemas, Durham, NC 27708-0281
417 North Building, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Professor Malkin is interested in medical instrumentation in the developing world.

Dr. Malkin is also the founder of Engineering World Health and the Global Public Service Academies. These unique study abroad programs allow undergraduates (EWH) and high school students (GPSA) to study and work in developing world healthcare settings.

Dr. Malkin also conducts research and development focused on medical equipment in the developing world.

Professor Malkin's work on medical instrumentation in the developing world has been supported by Engineering World Health, The National Institutes of Health, The American Heart Association, The Whitaker Foundation, the National Science Foundation and other organizations.

The DHT-Lab runs educational programs such as the EWH Summer Institute and formal classes and provides research and product development opportunities for undergraduates interested in developing world healthcare technology.

Engineering World Health Summer Institute is a unique study abroad program that allows undergraduates to study and work in developing world hospitals. Dr. Malkin and his associates have helped hospitals in Sudan, Nigeria, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone and many other places. If you came to this site looking for high school programs, consider visiting the Global Public Service Academies a non-Duke program run by Dr. Malkin.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Engineering · 2021 - Present Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Professor of the Practice of Global Health · 2011 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2014 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 1993 Ph.D.
Duke University · 1990 M.S.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor · 1984 B.S.