Welcome to the Duke Population Research Center,
an interdisciplinary research organization that brings together scholars from the biological, economic, mathematical, psychological, statistical, sociological and policy sciences at Duke. DPRC seeks to enhance Duke’s strengths in demography and population science by producing highly innovative research and research tools, and fostering the development of the next generation of population scientists.
One of three Centers within the Duke University Population Research Institute (DUPRI), DPRC has more than 50 faculty members whose research spans the entire human life course, as well as numerous faculty affiliates and collaborators in the U.S. and internationally. Many DPRC investigators are renowned in their fields for discoveries and innovations in the Center’s key research areas: “Getting Under the Skin” to understand the developmental processes of health and well-being, understanding the roles of Social Connections and Network Positions in population health processes, and identifying causal effects to advance understanding of individual behavior and the implications for population level processes.
DPRC is also cultivating the next generation of Population scientists by integrating our cross-discipline postdoctoral and predoctoral Training Program into our Research programs. To further expand opportunities for scholars at all levels, DPRC is building a meaningful and permanent joint program of research and training in conjunction with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina.
DPRC leadership includes a Director nominated to a five-year term, administrative Core directors and an Executive Committee. The Center’s membership includes Duke faculty Research Scholars, who may hold appointments in Duke academic departments as well as in other Centers around the University. DPRC Research Affiliates may be non-faculty postdoctoral fellows or graduate students. The Center’s dedicated Staff takes care of grants, meetings, guests, events, travel, budgets, and more.