Originally published in Duke TODAY, September 25, 2019, by Robin Smith. 

Duke and USC researchers propose the Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome to address gaps in understanding how environmental factors interact with genetics to increase or reduce risk for the disease.

The Duke University Population Research Institute (DUPRI) hosted two signature events during the month of August.

DUPRI Scholars Scott Lynch and Matt Dupre  recently received an NIH/R21 award to study the social determinants of access to care and 30-day readmission in older adults with heart failure. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the research builds on their work examining how barriers to routine medical care lead to poor outcomes in those living with heart disease.

Professor Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation Centennial  Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems,  Columbia School of Social Work and Co-director of the Columbia Population Research Center, kicks off our DUPRI Fall 2019 Seminar Series

Last week, the Population Association of America (PAA) announced its elected Officers for 2020. DUPRI's M. Giovanna Merli joins Deborah Carr (Boston U), Jennifer Johnson-Hanks (Berkeley), and Hedwig Lee (Wash U) as a member of the PAA Board of Directors.

Demography of Aging was published in 1994 as the United States and the rest of the world faced the challenge of aging populations.  Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, it offered authoritative research on the emerging field of demography of aging. 

Each year since 2007, The Journal of Technometrics awards their prestigious Eric Ziegel prize to the authors of the best book reviewed in their journal.

Elizabeth Jane Costello, PhD, was recognized as one of five 2019 distinguished Emeriti Faculty Honorees on June 4, 2019 at the Washington Duke Inn.  Dr.

The Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA)  at Duke University, in collaboration with the Carolina Population Center (CPC), will be hosting a Data User Workshop for the Add Health Parents Study (AHPS) on August 14-15, 2019 at Duke University. To express interest in attendance, email by June 15, 2019.