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

Jan 29 – RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminar,  “Race, Class, Genes, Exposure and Health: Parsing Out Susceptibility,” Joel Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

February 2 Pop Center Seminar, “Postpartum Protection from Pregnancy: Evidence from Developing Countries,” Iqbal Shah, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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