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

October 20 – Pop Center Seminar: “Smart People Behaving Badly: IQ and Health Behaviors in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study” presented by Pamela Herd, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 30 – RWJF Seminar:I’ve Got You Under my Skin: Historical Reflections on Stress Measurement Techniques in Social Epidemiology,” presented by Aaron Mauck, PhDLecturer on the History of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University