Welcome to the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies!

As a University-wide initiative, we bring together scientists from all corners of the Harvard campus – and beyond – to make exciting advances in population research. With seven billion people living on the planet and a projected nine billion by 2050, our focus is on examining the most nuanced trends and important challenges in this century.

Upcoming seminars

December 4RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminar: “Public Health and Social Justice: Should We Use Stigma as Public Health Policy Tool?” presented by Erika Blacksher, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington

December 8 – Pop Center Seminar: “The Legacy of Childhood Malnutrition: Transgenerational Effects on Mental Health” presented by Janina Galler, Senior Scientist at the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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