The Duke University Population Research Institute (DUPRI) is an interdisciplinary research organization bringing together researchers from biological, mathematical, psychological, statistical, sociological, economic and policy sciences at Duke. The Institute seeks to advance knowledge in the areas of demography and population science, to expand the current boundaries of demographic investigation through highly innovative interdisciplinary research, and to foster the development of the next generation of researchers.
U.S. state and city leaders issued mask-wearing and social distancing directives in 2020 to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Residents applied the directives differently in their daily lives—reflecting how unevenly these public health messages are understood and followed, new research shows. These findings are among results from new research supported by the Eunice Kennedy…Read More
Scientists have long debated the importance of nature versus nurture—genes versus the environment—in shaping the choices people make and the paths their lives take. Two decades of research make it increasingly clear that both nature and nurture always play a role—that is, the extent to which genetic factors affect behavior depends on the social environment…Read More
This list includes articles in PubMed as of January 6, 2021 with a PubMed entry date between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 that reference P2C, R24, or T32 grant support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and oversight by Population Dynamics Branch Program Officials. Recent Articles…
Dec. 26, 2010, will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake that spawned a tsunami on the coastlines of countries bordering the Indian Ocean. In collaboration with the Indonesian NGO SurveyMETER, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and colleagues designed a survey to study how the disaster affected villagers living in areas heavily damaged by the tsunami….