Hopkins Population Center (HPC) stimulates and facilitates innovative, impactful research that combines the core strengths in social science, public health, medical science, and biostatistics in emerging areas of population research. HPC promotes innovative methodology beyond traditional demography to integrate systems science and computational modeling. HPC promotes exemplary interdisciplinary research that is translational to inform policy makers, with a priority on the growth of young investigators. Our research is rooted in three primary research areas:

  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Family, Maternal and Child Health

News & Announcements

Should your child’s teacher also be their therapist?

Today’s schools are increasingly filled with anxious, depressed students and teachers on the verge of burnout and breakdown, experts say, leading many districts and educational associations to list mental health as their number one concern. Christina Bethell is quoted.


Feminists Work Harder at Math,More Likely to Sacrifice Men, Study Says

Research shows that gender stereotypes not only are harmful to girls’ success; they can also affect their health. For example, the idea that girls are weak and sexual objects puts them at great risk for harm. New research on gender stereotypes, and the protection that feminism may offer, can help us better minimize harm from all forms…


HPC Recognizes 2018 Catalyst Award recipients

Hopkins Population Center Faculty Associates Kamila Alexander and Nicholas Papageorge were each individually awarded Catalyst Awards in June 2018. Catalyst Awards entail a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition.