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Duke University researchers V. Joseph Hotz, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics, Scott Abrahams, PhD candidate in Economics,  and Marwa AlFakhri, PhD candidate at the Sanford School of Public Policy,  join co-authors Emily E .Weimers, Syracuse University, Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan and Judith A. Seltzer, the University of California, Los Angeles, to provide  the first nationally representative estimates of vulnerability to severe complications from COVID-19 overall and across race-ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Jenny Tung,  Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Susan Alberts, Robert F. Durden Distinguished Professor of Biology and Angela O’Rand, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Director of the Duke Population Research Institute (DUPRI),  join a distinguished multidisciplinary and inter-institutional  team of co-authors featured in the latest edition of Science, in their review, “Social Determinants of Health and Survival in Humans and Other Animals.”
Benjamin Goldstein Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Children's Health & Discovery Initiative, and DUPRI Research Scholar delivered a comprehensive talk on Electronic Health Records available though the Duke University Health System to Duke University and Health System researchers, “Working with EHR Data from Duke University Health System: What is it and How Do I do it?"
Announcing  the launch of  the  “Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging Research Network.” This NIH-supported High Priority Research Network supports research, mentorship, and training activities to integrate animal models into studies of the social dimensions of health and aging, across the life course. The Network is under the  leadership of Jenny Tung, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology, DUPRI Scholar and  MacArthur Fellow,  and co-directors, Kathleen Mullan Harris, James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  and Alessandro Bartolomucci , Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota. 
M. Giovanna Merli, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, has been awarded a five year P2C Center Grant funded by the Population Dynamics Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), securing ongoing support for the Duke Population Research Center (DPRC).  In the ten years since its first NICHD award in 2009, DPRC has grown into a vibrant, interdisciplinary research organization bringing together scientists from the social and behavioral sciences and the biological, health, and statistical sciences at Duke. The Center now has a network of population scientists whose interests encompass health and well-being over the life course and extend to primate species as well as humans, or who use social network analysis to model health, human development, and demographic outcomes.
Jenny Tung, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology, DUPRI Scholar and  MacArthur Fellow,  leads the newly  awarded  “Research Network on Animal Models to Understand the  Social Dimensions of Aging” R24 grant from the National Institutes on Aging (NIA). Together with co-directors, Kathleen Mullan Harris, James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  and Alessandro Bartolomucci , Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota, this award  will launch a national network  designed  to  foster research  that integrates animal models into studies of social aging.
Under the leadership of M. Giovanna Merli, DUPRI Associate Director and Director for Duke Populating Research Center (DPRC), DUPRI  is partnering with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) through a new, three-year doctoral program that merges demography, epidemiology and data science.
Duke University Population Research Institute (DUPRI) Research Scholar Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Health,  is the recipient of an NICHD R21 Award “Work Conditions and the Health of Working Parents and their Children.”   
This event is cancelled. It will be rescheduled this Fall. *SAVE THE DATE* Discover a  Wealth of Data Resources @ DUPRI: Exploring some of our foremost  Longitudinal Data Collections April 30, 2020 1-4:30 PM  followed by a reception (*) Gross Hall Room 270
This event has been postponed due as a result of restrictions surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic flu.