International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS)


DPRC has recently established a partnership with the International Max Planck Research School for Population Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS) at the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research (MPIDR) to grow data science expertise and collaborations among demographers and data. The program aims at training the next generation of population scientists by providing training in the materials and methods of demography and population health combined with advanced skills in statistics, mathematical modeling, and data science. The school is hosted by core partners, the MPIDR and the University of Rostock, in together with ten affiliated institutions worldwide that have complementary strengths. In addition to Duke, other partner universities include the University of Greifswald, the University of Groningen/NIDI, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, the University of Helsinki, Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, Stockholm University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. The IMPRS-PHDS curriculum is designed for pre-doctoral students entering the school with a Master’s or equivalent degree.

DPRC faculty engaged in the program include M. Giovanna Merli, Scott M. Lynch, and James Moody. For additional information about the PHDS program, contact M. Giovanna Merli.