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

The Health 202: These are the judges holding Obamacare’s future in their hands

California and other Democrat-led states are defending the Affordable Care Act, who fear its consumer protections and insurance expansions could be wiped out in a moment. They’ve stepped up to defend the law because President Trump’s Justice Department is refusing to do so — even though a decision overturning the law would create a logistical and […]

HPC Recognizes 2019 Discovery and Catalyst Award recipients

Discovery Awards Faculty Associates Michele Decker and Nancy Glass, along with other Johns Hopkins faculty receive a 2019 JHU Discovery Award for their proposal entitled “Collaborative for Gender Equity and Empowerment in Education and Labor Systems.” This interdisciplinary project utilizes expertise in Public Health, Nursing, and Business. Faculty Associate Roland Thorpe Jr. and other JHU […]

Reports of domestic violence rise in central Baltimore County

Violent crime rose by nearly 18 percent in the first five months of 2019 compared to the year before in the three central county precincts – Towson, Cockeysville and Parkville – according to police statistics. Nearly all can be attributed to domestic assaults, which spiked by 68 percent. Faculty Associate Michele Decker is quoted.