Duke University is committed to interdisciplinary training and research. DuPRI faculty associates have multiple affiliations with research centers and institutes. Recognizing that advances in science increasingly rely on collaboration across disciplines, in 2006 Duke established seven institutes, funded with annual budgets of nearly $16 million collectively. These centers as well as affiliated departments support interdisciplinary research centers which bring together faculty members around topics of mutual interest. Because DuPRI faculty associates are in the vanguard of interdisciplinary research, it is common that our faculty also hold appointments in University institutes and centers. Here are institutes and centers that support DuPRI faculty associates.
- Duke Global Health Institute: The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) works to reduce health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.
- Duke Institute for Brain Sciences: The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) advances interdisciplinary research and education that transforms our understanding of brain function and translates into innovative solutions for health and society.
- Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy: The Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) is Duke University's response to the Genome Revolution, with global, comprehensive approaches to the study of life.
- Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions: The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions seeks to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems through scientifically grounded, rigorous, balanced nonpartisan policy analysis and broad-based dissemination of the Institute’s work.
- Center for Child and Family Policy: The Center for Child and Family Policy (CCFP) is working to solve problems facing children in contemporary society by bringing together scholars from various disciplines with policy makers and practitioners, in an effort to improve the lives of children and families.
- Center for Health Policy: The Center for Health Policy is an instigator and facilitator of a broad range of research related to public health and the policies that address it.
- Center on Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences: The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) provides a context where scholars interested in examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and collaboration.
- Children’s Environment Health Initiative: The Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) is a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all children can prosper.
- Center for Population Health and Aging: The center's overarching goal is to explore the nature of, and limits to, the plasticity of longevity.
- Chinese Populations and Socioeconomic Studies Center: The Chinese Populations and Socioeconomic Studies Center (CPSES) intends: to promote national and international scholarships on studies of contemporary Chinese populations and societies, and to promote training in the fields of Chinese populations and socioeconomic studies.
- Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality: The Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality (The Network) is a consortium of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary inquiry on disparities between racial and ethnic groups in a comparative, cross-national context.