Michigan’s Population Studies Center (PSC) is one of the oldest population studies centers in the United States, with a distinguished record in domestic and international population research and training. Directed by Sarah Burgard, it comprises a community of some 300 scholars, including faculty researchers and affiliates, training faculty, and pre- and post-doctorate trainees and fellows representing more than a dozen academic disciplines. The highly-ranked social science departments and professional schools at the University of Michigan, combined with the unique strengths of the Institute for Social Research make PSC an outstanding multidisciplinary home for research and training, particularly in the demography and economics of aging.

PSC supports a large portfolio of both domestic and international research in several key areas of demographic research:

  • Family and intergenerational influences on health and wellbeing
  • Reproductive health, fertility, and romantic relationships
  • Population health, life course, and biosocial processes

The Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP) provides resources and services that support innovative approaches to data collection and analysis and the development of early-career population scientists, as well as research on significant and emergent issues in population dynamics and health.

PDHP is part of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. Its faculty affiliates include population scientists from a diverse range of academic disciplines and departments.

Sarah Burgard

Sarah Burgard