DUPRI scholars Jennifer Lansford, Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, and Anna Gassman-Pines, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, have been recognized with prestigious awards from the American Psychologica
Christina Gibson-Davis Awarded NICHD Grant to Investigate Adolescent Mental Health and Wealth Disparities
DUPRI scholar Christina Gibson-Davis, in partnership with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded a grant of approximately $2.7 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The collaboration aims to advance research on the relationship between economic well-being, wealth, adolescent functioning and mental health. By collecting data on specific assets and debts relevant to lower-resourced families—such as payday loans and criminal justice debt, often overlooked in wealth surveys—the study seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of wealth disparities and racial and ethnic inequalities among adolescents, a critical developmental period as they approach adulthood. This joint grant between Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh will facilitate data collection at both institutions.
DUPRI student Laura Stillwell, a PhD candidate in the Sanford School of Public Policy, has been awarded a prestigious F30 grant though the NIH's National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
DUPRI Scholar Tyson Brown has two new publications that examine the structural drivers of health inequalities.
New study of baboons shows that a stressful upbringing can shorten life, but strong social bonds can help get those years back.
Are you interested in the intellectual breadth of demography? Do you want to know who demographers cite, who cites demographers and where demographers publish? DUPRI’s Giovanna Merli, James Moody, and Mark Yacoub, in collaboration with Ashton Verdery at Penn State, have a new Demography paper out in which they use bibliographic information from all articles published in the three leading journals of demography (Demography, Population and Development Review, Population Studies) during 1947-2020 to survey anglophone demography’s key research areas over the past 70 years. In the paper, they capture demography’s “conversations” with other disciplines and examine the visibility and influence of demographic research in the broader scientific literature as well as its cross-disciplinary translational reach.
DUPRI Scholars Manoj Mohanan is one of seven Duke faculty named as a 2023 Bass Chair and inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows in recognition of his demonstrated excellence in both undergraduate teaching and research.
DUPRI Scholar Kenneth Dodge has been elected member of the
The recent Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans from April 12-15, featured presentations and posters from numerous DUPRI scholars and students. At this year's PAA, DUPRI scholars and students were well-represented, with a total of 28 faculty, postdocs, and s
A recent article Matt LoJacono published on the Sanford School of Public Policy website examines the work of several DUPRI scholars focused on children and families, including Jennifer Lansford, Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Gennetian, Kenneth Dodge, Anna Gassman-Pines, and Sarah Komisarow.