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A Program in Partnership With Duke Global Health Institute

David Goodman, MD, MPH

Global Health Fellow

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Duke University School of Medicine


David Goodman, an obstetrics and gynecology global health fellow, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine.  Recently Dr. Goodman completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Wake Forest University. He also earned a master’s in public health at UNC. For his fellowship research, Goodman is working at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre on a project entitled “Testing the feasibility of introducing fetal scalp stimulation as an adjunct to intermittent auscultation in an Tanzanian obstetric referral hospital.”  The goal of this project is to improve the accuracy of fetal monitoring in low-resource settings using low-cost testing that may lead to decreased intrapartum stillbirths and other complications of birth asphyxia. 

Representative Publications:

Goodman, D. M.; Ramaswamy, R.; Jeuland, M.; Srofenyoh, E. K.; Engmann, C. M.; Olufolabi, A. J.; Owen, M. D. "The Cost Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Program to Reduce Maternal and Fetal Mortality in a Regional Referral Hospital in Accra, Ghana." PLoS One 12, no. 7 (July 2017): e0180929.

Goodman, D. M.; Srofenyoh, E. K.; Olufolabi, A. J.; Kim, S. M.; Owen, M. D. "The Third Delay: Understanding Waiting Time for Obstetric Referrals at a Large Regional Hospital in Ghana." BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 17, no. 1 (Jul 11 2017): 216.

Srofenyoh, E. K.; Kassebaum, N. J.; Goodman, D. M.; Olufolabi, A. J.; Owen, M. D. "Measuring the Impact of a Quality Improvement Collaboration to Decrease Maternal Mortality in a Ghanaian Regional Hospital." Int J Gynaecol Obstet 134, no. 2 (Aug 2016): 181-5.