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 12 — Friday Luncheon Seminar: Twins and Maternal Mortality presented by Raphael Guber, Visiting Graduate Student, University of Mannheim, Germany

February 18 – RWJF Health & Society Scholars Seminar: Understanding the Social Determinants of Health through the Lens of Natural Disaster presented by Ichiro Kawachi, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Co-Director, RWJF Health & Society Scholars program.

February 22 –Pop Center Seminar: The longer-term effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami  on health and well-being presented by Duncan Thomas, Norb F. Schaefer Professor of International Studies & Professor of Economics, Global Health & Public Policy, Duke University

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