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

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.


Calling Safe Consumption Sites by a Different Name Increases Public Support

A study shows that public support rises when opioid “safe consumption sites” are instead called “overdose prevention sites.” They said the findings could encourage more jurisdictions to consider using them to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the featured study, is quoted.  


Another LGBTQ Murder in Jacksonville Hints at a Disturbing Pattern

There have been 57 murders in Jacksonville this year, five of them trans women or gender non-conforming people — in other words, nearly nine percent of the city’s homicides. The combined incidents have sparked deep fears among queer Floridians as a disturbing pattern begins to arise. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted. Click here to […]