This article was originally published on the website of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences by Elizabeth Richardson.

Sarah Gaither and Alexander Volfovsky were chosen based on the appeal of their research to an interdisciplinary faculty audience, as well as their embodiment of former Divinity School faculty, dean and provost Thomas Langford’s dedication to teaching, research and service. Each will present a lecture describing their ongoing scholarly activities.
DUPRI student Garrett Baker has been awarded First Prize in the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition by the American Society of Criminology for his paper titled "Shattered Dreams: Paternal Incarceration, Youth Expectations, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage" which is forthcoming in Sociological Science.
The annual call for papers for the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America is out now. The submission deadline is October 1.

A recent list of top US and global researchers based on publications and citations was published by The site ranks scholars by their discipline h-index, and DUPRI scholars are well-represented.

DUPRI scholars Jennifer Lansford, Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, and Anna Gassman-Pines, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, have been recognized with prestigious awards from the American Psychological Association's Division 7 for their outstanding contributions to the field of developmental science.
DUPRI scholar Christina Gibson-Davis, in partnership with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded a grant of approximately $2.7 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The collaboration aims to advance research on the relationship between economic well-being, wealth, adolescent functioning and mental health. By collecting data on specific assets and debts relevant to lower-resourced families—such as payday loans and criminal justice debt, often overlooked in wealth surveys—the study seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of wealth disparities and racial and ethnic inequalities among adolescents, a critical developmental period as they approach adulthood. This joint grant between Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh will facilitate data collection at both institutions.

DUPRI student Laura Stillwell, a PhD candidate in the Sanford School of Public Policy, has been awarded a prestigious F30 grant though the NIH's National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

DUPRI Scholar Tyson Brown has two new publications that examine the structural drivers of health inequalities.

New study of baboons shows that a stressful upbringing can shorten life, but strong social bonds can help get those years back.