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.
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
The prescription opioid painkillers that helped fuel the surge in U.S. drug overdose deaths were first approved by the Federal Drug Administration in late 1995.
The before-and-after fatality rates tell a shocking story: In 1994, the age-adjusted drug overdose death rate was 4.8 deaths per 100,000 people; by 2015, the rate had more than tripled to 16.3 per 100,000.Read More
This list includes articles appearing in PubMed as of February 14, 2020 with a PubMed entry date between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019 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…
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….