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

Gender stereotypes begin at age 10

The Global Early Adolescent Study is the first partnership to assess the emerging notions of gender and sexuality in adolescents ages 10 to 14. To better understand the explicit and often insidious ways children receive these gendered messages, a global consortium of researchers studied attitudes and beliefs in 15 cities across the globe. Faculty Associate […]

Study examines genetic architecture relevant to future genome examination

A new method aiming to provide a “big picture” of genetic influences that can be helpful in designing future genetic studies and understanding potential for genetic risk prediction is being examined by a group of scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Faculty Associate Nilanjan Chatterjee is quoted.

Hospitals present a major roadblock to Medicare for All Act

About 178 million people currently have private coverage that they buy directly or get through a job. If everyone in this group were to have Medicare instead, then the amount hospitals’ recoup for caring for those patients would be lower than what private plans were paying. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.