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

Almost Everywhere Fewer Children Are Dying

The sharp decline in childhood mortality reflects work by governments and international aid groups to fight child poverty and the diseases that are most lethal to poor children: neonatal disorders, pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Faculty Associate Li Liu is quoted.

Mitigating opioids’ harm

To curb the death toll of the opioid epidemic, it will require drug-use prevention and the treatment of addiction — both long mainstays of the public-health response to substance abuse. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.