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with interests in problems that cross the various social and behavioral sciences.


  • Liann Tucker uses network analysis to study adolescent mental health and health-risk behaviors

    Liann focuses on social network analysis and adolescence, using network analysis to study adolescent mental health and health-risk behaviors. Some specific areas she's working on now are friendship stability, social status, network structure, and negative ties.

  • How are families raising healthy children in post-nuclear Japan?

    When a disaster happens it quickly makes the news but just as quickly can disappear from mainstream media. When Fukushima happened in 2011 the world paused and took notice but what about the aftermath? How were people coping and particularly, how were parents raising children after such a disaster? What were the risks of an unhealthy environment due to radiation? Living in the ruins of nuclear risk is a demoralizing situation for all parents involved.

  • Social worker turned Ph.D. candidate seeks to improve hospice and palliative care and reduce disparities

    Sarah Cross had a plan: Go to college. Become a social worker. Remain in direct practice. But as we all know, plans change, or at least change direction. Sarah did accomplish her goals and became an experienced social worker in home hospice and inpatient palliative care, but quickly realized that she wasn’t able to help her patients as much as she wanted. Change needed to happen and she wanted to be a part of the conversation.

  • Project ROUSE: Reopen Our University Safely and Effectively

    How are you coping with the pandemic? How has it affected your health and well-being? How has your work situation changed and impacted you? How are you and your household coping? A team of Duke researchers are looking to you for answers to these important questions. Project ROUSE is an independent study that will include the perspectives of all 25,000 Duke University employees who wish to join. Participation is critical as the researchers seek to understand how every person is affected by this once-a-century public health emergency.

  • Getting to know Daniel Yi Xu

    We recently welcomed Professor Yi (Daniel) Xu to the SSRI team where he oversees the Triangle Research Data Center (TRDC). The TRDC consists of one secure computer laboratory, located at Gross Hall, where researchers can perform statistical analysis on non-public microdata from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic censuses and surveys.


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