The Duke Population Research Institute (DUPRI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a T32 training grant from the National Institute of Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Funding five graduate students and two post-doctoral students who wish to engage in rigorous training in the general fields of social, medical, and economic demography of aging, the program focuses on five substantive areas:
1.Biodemography, including indices and models of aging, vitality, and frailty,
2.Health disparities (by race/ethnicity, sex, socioeconomic status) among the elderly;
3.International comparative studies of the health of aging populations in both developed and developing countries;
4.Important life course transitions (e.g., family changes, work and retirement, morbidity and disability) that relate to the health and well-being of aging persons; and
5.The economics of aging.
This postdoctoral program is administered by DUPRI and is directed by Kenneth C. Land, John Franklin Crowell Professor of Sociology and Demography and Director of the DUPRI Center for Population Health and Aging. Originally awarded to Duke more than 20 years ago, Duke has been able to continually renew this grant. Historically, it has largely trained students in the field of Sociology. With the growth of population sciences on campus, the renewed T32 proposes interdisciplinary training and access to fellowship funds in all departments that have students with an interest in Aging research.
“I am grateful to the Sociology Department for their willingness to expand the program to other departments and
I very much believe that all departments will have better scholars as a result of this interdisciplinary training,”
says Seth Sanders, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of DUPRI.
With a goal of advancing innovative interdisciplinary demographic and population research, DUPRI is an interdisciplinary research organization bringing together faculty from the biological, economic, mathematical, psychological, statistical, sociological, and policy sciences at Duke. For more information on DUPRI programs and training, please contact DUPRI Training Director, M. Giovanna Merli, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, at firstname.lastname@example.org