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

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.


HPC Recognizes 2018 Discovery Award recipients

Faculty Associates Xiaobin Wang, Nilanjan Chatterjee, and Tak Igusa, along other Johns Hopkins faculty receive a 2018 JHU Discovery Award for their proposal entitled “Harnessing Big Data and Machine Learning to Develop Tools for Autism Risk Prediction and Intervention.” This research is interdisciplinary, utilizing expertise from Public Health, Medicine, and Engineering. Faculty Associate Jeffrey Grigg… Read more »


Maryland to see increase in fentanyl drug testing strips

Since drug checking recently became legal in Maryland, there will be an increase in the number of drug testing strips that will be used to test illicit substances for traces of fentanyl. A research center in Baltimore is giving out the fentanyl testing strips to study how people use them and how it affects drug use.… Read more »