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

If You’re Not Sure What Red Nose Day Is, You’re Not Alone

May 24th is Red Nose Day in the United States. The British charity Comic Relief started the event in England in 1985, and has raised $1.4 billion that has been distributed to charities that fight child poverty. Faculty Associate David Bishai is quoted.


Fentanyl test strips detect deadly synthetic opioid in drug supply

Public health advocates and officials are at odds over programs that allow drug users to bring in their illicit drugs to test them for a deadly synthetic opioid. Health advocates say such programs help reduce fatal overdoses by fentanyl, a powerful synthetic that has taken lives and ravaged communities across the country. Faculty Associate Susan… Read more »


Trump rolls out drug price plan but it’s still a work in progress

Many of the policies the government listed in its 44-page “American Patients First” plan are either modest steps the administration has already taken, or policies that it has identified as needing further time and study. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.