M. Giovanna Merli, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Sociology and Global Health and Associate Director of the Duke Population Research Institute  

Office Location: 114 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9305
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: giovanna.merli@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy
    • Global Health
    • HIV/AIDS
  • Social Policy, Demography

PhD (Demography), University of Pennsylvania, 1996
M.A. (Demography), University of Pennsylvania, 1993
M.A. (International Relations), The Johns Hopkins University, 1991
B.A. (Oriental Languages and Literature), University of Venice, 1987

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M. Giovanna Merli and S. Philip Morgan. ""Below Replacement Fertility Preferences in Shanghai.." Population (English and French Editions) (2011).
  2. Li, Jing, Xiangsheng Chen, M. Giovanna Merli, Sharon Weir, Gail Henderson. "Systematic Differences in Risk Behaviours and Syphilis Prevalence across Types of Female Sex Workers: a Preliminary Study in Liuzhou, China.." Sexually Transmitted Diseases 39.3 (March, 2012).
  3. Merli, M. Giovanna and Sara Hertog. "Masculine sex ratios, population age structure and the potential spread of HIV in China." Demographic Research 22.3 (2010): 63-94.
  4. Merli, M. Giovanna, Sara Hertog, Bo Wang & Jing Li. "Modeling the spread of HIV/AIDS in China: The role of sexual transmission." Population Studies 60.1 (2006): 1-22.
  5. Merli, M. Giovanna, Zhenchao Qian & Herbert L. Smith. "Adaptation of a Political Bureaucracy to Economic and Institutional Change under Socialism: The Chinese State Family Planning System." Politics and Society 32.2 (2004): 231-256.
  6. Merli, M. Giovanna & Herbert L. Smith. "Has the Chinese Birth Planning Program Been Successful in Changing Fertility Preferences? Evidence from Linked Records in Three Data Sources in Four Counties of Northern China." Demography 39.3 (2002): 557-572.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Wei He  

M. Giovanna Merli