Population Program

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Researchers in the Population Program study population dynamics and human well-being in a large variety of contemporary and historical settings. Birth, death, marriage and migration combine with culture to shape the human experience. This powerful combination allows us to understand the dynamics of social and health inequalities, human responses to environmental change, and the causes and consequences of human migration for individuals and places.

The Population Program is home to the CU Population Center, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It draws interdisciplinary researchers from across campus and beyond, with expertise in anthropology, behavioral genetics, demography, economics, geography, history, information science, psychology, and sociology.

The Population Program offers an outstanding training environment and student research opportunities, and houses CU Boulder's Graduate Certificate in Population Studies.

  • CU Population Center

    Engaging in interdisciplinary population research and training, exploring demographic processes, particularly environmental demography, migration and population distribution, and health and mortality.

  • African Population Studies

    Building strong collaborative research linkages with select African institutions, focusing on health, migration, population, and environment.