DUPRI is headed by a Director appointed for a five-year term by the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies upon the recommendation of the DUPRI Executive Committee. With the approval of the DUPRI Executive Committee, the director can appoint one or more associate directors.
The DUPRI Executive Committee provides oversight for the Institute. This committee sets the overall policy direction of DUPRI, approves all institute-wide initiatives, such as infrastructure and training grants, has authority for selecting and renewing the memberships of all DUPRI research associates and affiliates, and advises the DUPRI leadership team and monitors their performance.
The current DUPRI Executive Committee members are Angie O'Rand, Giovanna Merli, Scott Lynch, Anatoliy Yashin, Candice Odgers, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Christina Gibson Davis, James Moody and Joe Hotz. The large size of the Executive Committee enables us to reach out to faculty in areas of strength at Duke, drawing them into DUPRI and encouraging identification with it. It is our intent that the composition of the Executive Committee reflects the diversity of disciplines in DUPRI and includes both younger and more established scientists.
We invite you to meet the Research Scholars and Staff of DUPRI who are studying and/or researching population topics. DUPRI Faculty are the Duke University professors who support DUPRI's activities at Duke University either through the university courses they teach or through their research.
DUPRI Staff take care of DUPRI's grants, meetings, guests, events, travel, budgets, and more. Social Science Research Institute staff support most of DUPRI's needs under the leadership of SSRI's Director and Administrative Director.
Graduate Students are the students, coming from various undergraduate educational backgrounds, who are now studying demography and investigating dissertation topics in population science at Duke University.
- Angela O'Rand, DUPRI Director, Director of the Administrative Core and Director of Center for Population Health & Aging
- Giovanna Merli, DUPRI Associate Director, DPRC Director, Director of the Administrative Core and Development Core
- Scott Lynch, the Principal Investigator for the T32 Training grant in Aging
- Giovanna Merli, the Principal Investigator for the P2C Population Center grant
Becoming a Member of DUPRI
For information on becoming affiliated with DUPRI, visit our Membership page.