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DUPRI's Chris Wildeman, along with collaborators Sarah Font (Pennsylvania State University), Yo Jackson (Pennsyl

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, led by PI Charles Nunn and Co-PI James Moody, aims to understand what factors turn a local outbreak into a global pandemic by focusing on human connections at a local, regional and global scales.

DUPRI Scholars Matt Dupre (PI) and Scott Lynch (Co-I) were recently awarded $1.7 million by NIH for an R01 study on the life course patterns and predictors of hospitalizations in older adults with heart failure.

Eighteen years after administering an intensive childhood intervention program called Fast Track, Duke researchers have found that the program not only reduced conduct problems and juvenile arrests in childhood — it also improved family outcomes when the original children grew up and became parents themselves.
Some people age slowly, while others age more quickly. DUPRI scholars Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi recently discovered that the pace of aging may also serve as a powerful predictor of an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive decline.
Scott Lynch is currently involved in an ongoing inter-institutional project with the US Naval Academy, the University of Maine, University of Tampa, and the University of Pittsburgh investigating psychological and biological factors that predict successful completion of the Navy’s SEAL training program, BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school).
In a new paper published in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, DUPRI scholars Lisa Keister and James Moody, along with Duke Sociology PhD candidate Tom Wolff, examine the role of rural upbringing on adult wealth.

The first cohort of students, pictured here, is currently participating in the NextGenPop undergraduate program in population research, funded by NICHD grant R25 HD105602. The program is hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 31-June 14.

Psychologists Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi develop a measure for your rate of aging
Martin Ruef, Professor of Sociology and DUPRI scholar, has published two new papers that examine racial and residential segregation in the Jim Crow South and 20th century Europe.