Stanford Center for Population Research


The Stanford Center for Population Research supports, encourages and facilitates research and training in population studies. It endeavors to bring a diverse group of scientists together for studying the complex processes connected with the size, distribution, and composition of human populations.  The Center's core research themes are:

  •  Formal Demography
  •  Biodemography, including genetics and life histories
  •  Economic Demography
  •  Human Evolution
  •  Cultural and Intergenerational Processes
  •  Mortality and International Health

The Center offers seed grants to Stanford faculty for demographic research; initiates and supports collaborations among Stanford researchers in the social and biological sciences that will advance demographic research; sponsors colloquia, conferences, workshops, research networks, and special data collections; and fosters links and collaborations in population studies between researchers at Stanford and at population centers around the U.S. and internationally. The Center is an affiliate of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.

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Grant Miller and the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative

Grant Miller, a member of the Executive Committee of the Stanford Center for Population Research, is one of the leading researchers of the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative, a program that fosters patient-based healthcare policy interventions. Read the article about his work in India with maternal and neonatal healthcare policies.

Evolutionary Demography Society 2nd Annual Meeting

Registration for the second annual meeting of EvoDemoS opens on April 7th. Click now to see the announcement. If you have your abstract ready and you are ready to complete payment, click here to register.

Stanford Workshop in Formal Demography March 24th + 25th

Applications, due by January 10, 2014, are invited from advanced students/postdocs/junior faculty (see SCPR workshops).