Robert A. Malkin, Professor of the Practice and Director of Engineering World Health  


Robert A. Malkin

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  201 North Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5131, (919) 660-8266
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Pages: http://www.ewh.org
http://dhtlab.pratt.duke.edu

http://www.gpsa.org
If you were looking for high school programs

Education:

PhD, Duke University, 1993
MS, Duke University, 1990
BS, University of Michigan, 1984
Research Interests:

Current projects: Prevention of Transmission of HIV from Mother to Child, Training of Biomedical Engineering Technician Assistants for Resource Poor Setting

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.

Areas of Interest:

Medical equipment in the developing world

Specialties:

Design
Engineering Management
Social entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Medical Instrumentation
Engineering Education
Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • BME 195FS.01, MED INST DEVELOP WORLD Synopsis
    Hudson 201, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • BME 462L.001, DESIGN DEVELOPING WORLD Synopsis
    Hudson 115A, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • BME 462L.01L, DESIGN DEVELOPING WORLD Synopsis
    Teer P012, Tu 04:40 PM-07:40 PM
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Malkin, Robert and Keane, Allison, Evidence-based approach to the maintenance of laboratory and medical equipment in resource-poor settings., Med Biol Eng Comput (May, 2010) [20490939], [doi]  [abs].
  2. R.A. Malkin, V. Anand, Design and Testing of a Novel Phototherapy for the Developing World, IEEE EMB Magazine, vol. 29 no. 2 (2010), pp. 37-43 .
  3. Malkin, Robert A., Barriers for medical devices for the developing world., Expert Rev Med Devices, vol. 4 no. 6 (November, 2007), pp. 759--763 [18035940], [doi] .
  4. Malkin, Robert A., Technologies for clinically relevant physiological measurements in developing countries., Physiol Meas, vol. 28 no. 8 (August, 2007), pp. R57--R63 [17664669], [doi]  [abs].
  5. Malkin, Robert A., Design of health care technologies for the developing world., Annu Rev Biomed Eng, vol. 9 (2007), pp. 567--587 [17430083], [doi]  [abs].