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M. Giovanna Merli, Professor of Public Policy, Sociology and Global Health  

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

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

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Glhlth 530s.01, Demographic measures/concepts Synopsis
    Sanford 150, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Pubpol 908s.01, Dissertation proposal sem i Synopsis
    Rubenstein 149, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Merli, MG and Moody, J and Smith, J and Li, J and Weir, S and Chen, X. "Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using Respondent Driven Sampling.." Social science \\& medicine (1982) (April, 2014). (Print-Electronic) [doi]  [abs]
  2. He, W and James, SA and Merli, MG and Zheng, H. "An increasing socioeconomic gap in childhood overweight and obesity in China.." Am J Public Health 104 (January, 2014): e14--e22. [24228657], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Thespina Yamanis, M. Giovanna Merli, W. Whipple Neely, Felicia F. Tian, James Moody, Xiaowen Tu and Ersheng Gao. "An empirical analysis of the impact of recruitment patterns on RDS estimates among a socially ordered population of female sex workers.." Sociological Methods and Research 42.3 (August, 2013). [doi] [Appendix[abs]
  4. Tian, FF and Merli, MG and Qian, Z. "Job Mobility and Extramarital Sex in Reform-Era Urban China Evidence from Shanghai." CHINESE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 46 (2013): 60--82. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  5. Weir, SS and Merli, MG and Li, J and Gandhi, AD and Neely, WW and Edwards, JK and Suchindran, CM and Henderson, GE and Chen, XS. "A comparison of respondent-driven and venue-based sampling of female sex workers in Liuzhou, China.." Sex Transm Infect 88 Suppl 2 (December, 2012): i95--101. [23172350], [doi]  [abs]

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Wei He  

M. Giovanna Merli