Conferences and Workshops

Stata Applied Methods Talks

DUPRI will be hosting Chuck Huber from StataCorp on Tuesday, October 4 to give three talks on applied methods using Stata. The talks will be Introduction to Mediation Analysis, Multilevel/Longitudinal Modeling, and Latent Class Analysis. In addition to the talks, lunch will be provided. To attend this event, you must RSVP to Laura Satterfield no later than Monday, October 3.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Location: Gross Hall, Room 230E
Time: 12PM - 4PM

6th Annual Social Networks and Health workshop, co-sponsored by DUPRI, May 10-12

The Social Networks and Health (SN&H) workshop, sponsored by the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) and DUPRI, offers comprehensive training in network methods for health scholars. Thanks to generous support from the NIH, we offer this training completely free of charge.  

SN&H covers topics in social network analysis related to studying health behaviors, including:

DUPRI to Host Text Analysis using R Workshop on April 20

DUPRI will be hosting a workshop, Text Analysis using R, on April 20. This 4-hour training (one morning and one afternoon session) provides an introduction to computational text analysis using R. It will cover data import and formatting, cleaning and prepping documents, data visualization, exploratory analysis, basic network analysis, and topic modeling. Some prior experience using R is recommended.

DUPRI to Host Collecting Web-based Data using R Workshop on March 16

DUPRI will be hosting a workshop, Collecting Web-based Data using R, on March 16. This 4-hour training (one morning and one afternoon session) provides an introduction to collecting web-based data using R. It will cover making HTTP requests, web scraping, working with structured or scraped web data, interacting with APIs, and obtaining open data. Some prior experience using R is recommended. Session Details Date: Wednesday, March 16 Location: Erwin Mill A103 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning session 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Break 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Afternoon session Prior to the workshop, please download and install R ( and RStudio ( on your computer. If you need assistance with set up, please contact Mark Yacoub at To attend this event, you must RSVP to no later than Monday, March 14.

NIA to Host “Social Network Diffusion of Individual Behavior Change Interventions” Virtual Workshop

On March 2-3, 2022, the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research will convene a workshop with subject matter experts to discuss gaps, opportunities, and strategies for adapting individual behavior change interventions to leverage social network dynamics. The workshop will focus on how social network interventions can be leveraged to promote healthy aging, slowing of cognitive decline and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), and improved care for persons living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. March 4 will be a closed session for workshop speakers and NIH staff.

DUPRI to host an Introduction to R virtual workshop on February 16, 2022

DUPRI will be hosting an Introduction to R virtual workshop. This 4-hour training (one morning and one afternoon session) will introduce you to the R programming language for statistical computing. The class is suitable for beginners who have never used R and is geared toward users of Stata/SAS/SPSS. To attend this event, you must RSVP to no later than Monday, February 14.

Tyson Brown, PhD, to deliver Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Grand Rounds on January 14, 2022

The Department of Medicine announces that Tyson Brown, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology; Director of the Center on Health & Society, Duke Social Science Research Institute and Inaugural Duke Presidential Fellow (2021-2022) will be the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Grand Rounds. His presentation is: “Toward Racial Health Equity: Critical Population Health Perspectives" and will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 12:00 pm via Zoom.

DUPRI to host Generalized Linear Models in R Workshop November 19, 2021

DUPRI will be hosting a workshop, Generalized Linear Models in R, on November 19. This 4-hour training will cover the basics of running GLMs in R, including specification and syntax, interpretation and displaying of results, and model checking. We will examine binary, count, and categorical models. Some prior experience using R is recommended.

The Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture: Natalie Foster, Co-Chair, Economic Security Project and Aisha Nayandoro, CEO, Springboard to Opportunities, present: "What Happens When You Give People Money?”

Springboard To Opportunities launched The Magnolia Mother’s Trust in 2018, creating an initiative that provides $1,000 cash on a monthly basis to low-income Black mothers in Jackson, Mississippi—no strings attached—for one year. Now in its third cohort, the Magnolia Mother’s Trust program has supported more than 200 families. While there had been several initiatives for a guaranteed income worldwide, this was the first that specifically targeted extremely low-income families headed by Black women living in affordable housing in the United States. Preliminary findings show significant increases in participants’ ability to pay all bills on time without support, budget more money for food and household costs, save money for an emergency, and purchase health insurance for their family. Since its founding in 2017, the Economic Security Project (ESP) has been at the forefront of the national conversation around guaranteed income. ESP’s support helped launch the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the first ever mayor-led pilot in the nation that provided 125 Stockton residents with $500 monthly payments for two years. This pilot laid the foundation for the creation of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and similar guaranteed income initiatives in cities across the country. ESP has also fought for meaningful cash programs in the policy arena through its work advocating for expansion and modernization of the Earned Income Tax Credit, recurring stimulus checks during COVID-19, and codifying the temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit. Learn more from Foster and Nyandoro about how findings from their work provide the foundation to make permanent the Biden Administration’s expansion of the Child Tax Credit, and how that could be a stepping stone for a full federal guaranteed income program.