Conferences and Workshops

The Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Presents Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach - "How We are Underinvesting in Kids (and what we can do about it)"

A growing literature has documented the large and persistent impact of increasing investments in children — from income support programs, to educational investments, to health coverage. Yet, we persistently spend too little on children, especially the poorest. The results are bad for children and bad for our economy. Diane Schanzenbach presents the case for investing more in children and provides policy solutions.

Sulzberger Colloquium January 30: Romeo & Juliet in the Digital Age, Using Mobile Devices to Track Teen Romance - featuring Marta Tienda, PhD

The Duke Center for Child and Family Policy presents the Sulzberger Colloquium: Romeo & Juliet in the Digital Age: Using Mobile Devices to Track Teen Romance, featuring Marta Tienda, January 30, 12:00 to 1:30 PM, Sanford Building, Rhodes Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Please register so that we order enough catering for all attendees. Once deemed frivolous, transitory experiences, adolescent romantic relationships are now recognized as key milestones in adolescent development and precursors to healthy adult partnerships. Mobile technologies are appealing for administering surveys to youth because they align with their communication habits and can capture relationship dynamics prospectively. The mDiary Study of Romantic Relationships provides substantive insights about the complexity and fluidity of teen romantic liaisons as well as methodological lessons for survey researchers.

DUPRI co-sponsors February 25 "Big Data for Development" Seminar with Haishan Fu, Director, World Bank Development Data Group

Dr. Fu leads and coordinates the development and implementation of the World Bank's development data agenda. She has been an active leader of the global statistical community, having served or currently serving as a member of the U.N. Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development; as a Council Member of the International Statistical Institute; and Co-Chair of the Global Steering Committee of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, among others.

Duke DataScience Offers 6 Learning Opportunities Beginning January 23, 2020

These sessions offer the opportunity to dive deeper into topics and target diverse units at Duke: from those that desire a broad understanding of what is possible with data science, and those who wish to use data-science tools (software) without a need for deep understanding of underlying methodology, to those who desire a rigorous technical proficiency of the details and methodology of data science.  Anyone in the Duke community is welcome to join, there is no fee to attend, and no prior experience is necessary.

Martin Luther King Commemorative Events

Over the next few days, people across the nation will engage in numerous celebrations to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a visionary leader of the civil rights movement who transformed the social justice landscape through his commitment to service, community and nonviolence. In a 1966 speech that Dr. King gave to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Chicago, he said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  Promoting the awareness of health care disparities, addressing current challenges, exploring solutions, and our role in eliminating them are essential to Duke Health’s mission and align with Dr. King’s vision.

Magda Cerda, Population Health, NYU to speak on Simulating the Bounds on Plausibility: Using agent-based models to estimate the impact of high-risk and population-based approaches to reduce firearm violence

Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH MPH, is the Director of the NYU Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. In this talk, Dr. Cerdá will present findings from a study where she and colleagues used agent-based models to simulate the potential impact of expanding firearms denial criteria (an approach focused on high-risk groups) and increasing the price of firearms (an approach aimed at the whole population, regardless of risk) on rates of firearm violence. The talk will include a discussion of the implications of high-risk versus population-based approaches to prevention of leading public health problems such as firearm violence.

DUPRI's William Pan, Associate Professor of Global Environmental Health, speaks at CPC's Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on October 4, 2019

On Friday, October 4, DUPRI's  William Pan will present “Dying for Gold: Health, Environmental, and Social impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining” as part of the Carolina Population Series 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series.