Training in Demography and Population Studies
The Population Studies Center (PSC) is a research and training center within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The Center is one of the oldest population centers in the United States, with a distinguished 60-year record of domestic and international research and training in population dynamics. We aim to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The Center administers a large training program for both predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. Our training faculty is composed of multi-disciplinary researchers with well-funded projects, on some of the most central data collection projects for studying population dynamics. Our program has a record of mentoring and placing trainees in leading academic and governmental research positions.
Our goal is to cultivate the next generation of diverse health scientists for careers spent integrating knowledge, theory, and tools from economics, public health, public policy, and sociology to collect and analyze the data needed to address policy and health-relevant trends in population processes.
Support for our training program is provided by grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Funding from the University and endowments to the Center also support PSC predoctoral and postdoctoral training activity.
Training Program Director
Training Program Manager