Deb Reisinger is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies and Affiliate faculty in Global Health. As Director of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC), an initiative that helps students explore culturally-specific solutions to real-world problems, she develops courses in Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish in Global Health, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies. Deb’s work examines the impact of language and culture on identity, inclusion, and community. Her recent work focuses
Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty, examines poverty dynamics at the household level, tracking movements into and out of poverty of over 35,000 households in 400 communities
Nancy Zucker holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests focus on developing novel treatments for individuals with eating disorders and children who struggle with weight management and integration of family members into effective treatment strategies. Her broader research interests include individuals who have difficulty detecting, interpreting, and/or using signals from their body and using this information to guide adaptive behavior, particularly in interpersonal contexts. Her primary populations
Mine is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Actuarial Science from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics pedagogy, with an emphasis on student-centered learning, computation, reproducible research, and open-source education. She is heavily involved in
Frederick “Fritz” Mayer is Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environment at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Mayer teaches courses on the political economy of public policy, globalization and governance, political analysis, and leadership. Mayer’s research is in three broad areas. The first focuses on globalization and its effects, with particular emphasis on the labor and environmental impacts of economic integration. Recent work has involved exploring the policy implications of a world
Emily is broadly interested in the capacity of ecosystems to retain nutrients and energy, particularly in the face of human accelerated environmental change. Her research primarily focuses on how ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycles are altered by climate and land cover change. The majority of her research to date has taken place in aquatic ecosystems. Her current research is about biogeochemistry in a watershed context and am working in upland and floodplain soils as well
Jun Yang’s primary research interest lies in the area of database and data-intensive computing. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University and B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. He co-directs the Duke Database Research Group, which is part of the Duke Systems and Architecture Group. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Duke University, Google, HP, and IBM.
Dr. Clements is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing and Global Health at Duke University. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in New York and completed his pediatric residency at Duke University. He completed his Pediatric residency training at Duke from 1973-76. From 1976-78, he was a flight surgeon in the US Air Force and is still a certified flight instructor. After eight years in