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

February 26 – RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminar, “Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations,”  Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

March 2 – Pop Center Seminar, “Global Demographic Projections:  Future Trajectories and Associated Uncertainty,” John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division, United Nations and Professor, Department of Demography, University of California at Berkeley

March 3 –  “What Shapes Health?”  Lisa Berkman, Pop Center director, will be part of this panel discussion co-hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR.  In addition to providing experts’ perspectives on what factors impact health, the panel will look at the public’s perception of who gets sick and why. The event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm EST.

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