The Hopkins Population Center (HPC) was established in 1971 to stimulate and facilitate interdisciplinary population research throughout the Johns Hopkins University.  It comprises sixty to seventy Faculty Associates from seven schools: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Carey Business School, School of Education, and Whiting School of Engineering.

The HPC has been supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, first as a P30 Center, later an R24 Population Research Infrastructure Program, and currently a P2C Population Dynamics Research Infrastructure Program (2021-2026).  The current Director is Dr. Feinian Chen and the three Associate Directors are Dr. Lingxin Hao (Scientific Core), Dr. Alison Gemmill (Development Core) and Dr. Emily Agree (Administrative Core).

Our associates are experts in a wide variety of population-based research topics, and they have received many honors for their scholarly achievements.  Drs. Andrew Cherlin, Robert Moffitt, and Amy Tsui have previously held the position of the President of the Population Association of America (PAA).