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Several of the members of the 2023 Child Policy Research Certificate Program cohort.

Sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Policy, the Child Policy Research Certificate Program builds students’ knowledge of child and family issues, while also providing the necessary academic tools for students to engage in research that informs policy and practice.

Drawing on child and family-related courses taught in other departments, including Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, and Education, the certificate offers an interdisciplinary look at the issues shaping today’s children and adolescents.

Health Policy Certificate

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Professor Nathan Boucher directs the program

Health policy works at the intersection of how health care is delivered to consumers and communities, and its effect on the economy, society, governments, and the private sector. Duke undergraduates in this certificate program, co-sponsored by The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, will have the opportunity to study health policy in a powerful and structured way.

The program educate students in evidence-based health policy analysis, development, and implementation so they are prepared to address complex challenges in health and health care at local, state, national, and global levels.

Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate

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2022 Policy Journalism and Media Studies Program recipients

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, part of Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, offers this certificate.

As global communications undergoes a period of rapid and profound change, this certificate is designed for students interested in preparing for careers in media policy, journalism, or any of the associated professions.

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Journalism Certificate: One Student's Story

Akiyah Dillon PJMS'24 is taking a course on courthouse reporting at Sanford as a part of her pursuit of a Certificate in Policy, Journalism and Media Studies. The class met with pioneering lawyer Bryan Stevenson, author of the bestselling book Just Mercy, when he visited campus to give the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture.