Berkeley Population Center

The Berkeley Population Center was founded in 2005 as an interdisciplinary center for population research on the Berkeley campus and beyond, and is currently supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD P2C HD07394.)  The Popcenter emerged as part of the The Social Sciences Matrix (Matrix), where our offices are found. 

The Berkeley Population Center continues a 50-year old tradition of population research at UC Berkeley, and also fosters collaboration with the University of California campuses at Los Angeles, San Francisco and Davis, as well as Stanford University

Center faculty currently come from the Berkeley Departments of Anthropology, Demography, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Statistics in the College of Letters and Sciences, as well as from the School of Public Health; the Haas School of Business; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; and Agricultural and Resource Economics.

The Center's mission is to promote research and the collaboration all aspects of population studies.

Our signature themes are:

  • Data Science and Demography
  • Family Policy
  • Formal Demography
  • Population Health
  • Reproductive Health and HIV
Joshua Goldstein
(510) 642-9688
Staff contact
María Teresa Hernández
Mailing address

2232 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2120

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