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M. Giovanna Merli, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Sociology and Research Professor of Global Health and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Director of the Duke Center for Population Research (DPRC)
Office Location: 114 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9305
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: email@example.com
Areas of Expertise
- Health Policy
- Social Policy, Demography
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1993
M.A. (International Relations), The Johns Hopkins University, 1991
B.A. (Oriental Languages and Literature), University of Venice, 1987
- Verdery, AM; Merli, MG; Moody, J; Smith, JA; Fisher, JC. "Brief Report: Respondent-driven Sampling Estimators Under Real and Theoretical Recruitment Conditions of Female Sex Workers in China.." Epidemiology 26.5 (September, 2015): 661-665. [doi] [abs]
- Merli, MG; Moody, J; Mendelsohn, J; Gauthier, R. "Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?." Demography 52.3 (June, 2015): 919-942. [doi] [abs]
- Merli, MG; Moody, J; Mendelsohn, J; Gauthier, R. "Erratum to: Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?." Demography 52.3 (June, 2015): 943. [doi]
- Merli, MG; Moody, J; Smith, J; Li, J; Weir, S; Chen, X. "Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using Respondent Driven Sampling." Social Science & Medicine 125 (January, 2015): 79-93. [doi] [abs]
- Verdery, A; Merli, MG; Moody, J; Smith, J; Fisher, J. "Assessment of multiple respondent driven sampling estimators under real and theoretical recruitment conditions in empirical samples of female sex workers in China." Epidemiology (2015).
My research straddles three disciplinary realms: demography, contemporary Chinese society and global health. I focus on a range of population and health issues in developing countries that intersect frontline public policy, such as the role of China's population control program in lowering fertility preferences and fertility rates in China, the social and behavioral determinants of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and the methodological evaluation and implementation of network-based approaches to sample hard-to-reach and hidden populations such as those at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as well as undocumented migrants.
Current Ph.D. Students