News

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.
DUPRI is a dynamic community of over 70 research scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary population research and training.  Leading DUPRI research scholars James Moody, M. Giovanna Merli, Christopher Bail and Seth Sanders seek Yacoub’s assistance when they need expert support in statistical computing, virtual computing, data storage, and the analysis of text data.
Kathleen Cagney, PhD, the outgoing President of The Association of Population Centers (APC) announced the slate of newly elected officers and includes DUPRI Research Scholar Giovanna Merli as Vice-President for the 2020-2022 term.  Dr. Merli is Associate Director for the Duke Population Research Institute, Director for the Duke Population Research Center and Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy.
James W. Vaupel, Research Professor at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Co-Director of the Biodemography of Aging Research Unit (BARU) within DUPRI, Faculty Research Scholar at DUPRI’s Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA), and Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany recently visited Duke University to discuss an exciting new research project with BARU colleagues, Kenneth C. Land, Anatoliy Yashin and Eric Stallard. They are examining conventional age distributions of severe chronic disability and associated mortality for adults in the U.S. and other developed countries that have shown accelerations in the early older ages (65-75).  In recent decades, however, these accelerations have been postponed to middle-old (75-85) and oldest-old (85+) ages.  This project will: 1) document this postponement, 2) identify its physical and cognitive components, 3) study its variations by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and other covariates, and 4) make projections of its future development during the coming decades.
Spring Seminar Series begins on January 9th [Be sure to take a look at our spring speaker line up]

The DUPRI Seminar Series returns January 9, 2020.

View the complete Spring 2020 schedule.