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In a new paper published in Housing Policy Debate titled "Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Case Positivity and Social Context: The Role of Housing, Neighborhood, and Health Insurance," a group of researchers, including Anna Gassman-Pines, Elizabeth Gifford, and Marcos Rangel examine the housing, neighborhood, and health insurance explain disparities in case positivity between and within racial-ethnic groups in Durham County, North Carolina.

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

A broader look at family finances can lead to better-designed programs that address child wellbeing

The project, led by DUPRI's Jennifer Lansford, will build a developmental model of young adult adjustment and maladjustment at the individual, family, and culture levels using a diverse multi-national sample, and will examine the impact of COVID-related disruptions in education, work, and other important domains on subsequent adjustment.

The SEHAT (Survey of Health Trends) Project, led by Mohanan, investigates the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health outcomes, focusing on mental health. It uses data from the Consume Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS), the world's largest household panel survey.

Three DUPRI scholars, Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Gennetian, and Lisa Keister, were recently awarded an R21 grant by NICHD called "Net worth poverty and children’s development." The research examines how net worth poverty, distinct from income poverty, is associated with children’s cognitive and behavioral development.

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.