The Office of Global Health and Safety (OGHS) at Duke University is dedicated to protecting the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff while they are participating in off-campus programs and experiences.

For general inquiries and non-emergency matters, please contact our team at oghs@duke.edu.

In case of emergency, OGHS has a dedicated emergency number – 919-452-9546 – that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This number accepts telephone calls, text messages, and WhatsApp messages, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us in case of an emergency.

It is important to follow the emergency protocol of your program or host institution, but please also contact OGHS as soon as possible in any emergency situation. Our team is here to provide support, guidance, and assistance in any emergency situation. Please keep our contact information handy and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need help.

Directory

Amanda Kelso

Amanda Kelso, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education – Division of Experiential Education
Executive Director of the Global Education Office
Anna Hayes

Anna Hayes

Director of Global Health & Safety, Office of Global Health and Safety
Jordan Viars-Whisinnand

Jordan Viars-Whisinnand, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Global Health & Safety, Office of Global Health and Safety
Catherine Angst

Catherine Angst

Director of Communications, Division of Experiential Education