Overview - CU Population Center


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The CU Population Center (CUPC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and professionals engaged in population research and training. Building on the foundation of a distinguished thirty-year-old Population Program within the Institute of Behavioral Science, CUPC affiliates explore demographic processes in the U.S. as well as in a wide variety of international settings.

CUPC provides research, administrative, and computing support to its affiliates with funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Project 2P2CHD066613-06).


Our research and scholarship aim to balance an emphasis on long-standing fields of study with the pursuit of promising new topics. Center research thus examines both classical demographic topics, such as migration and social determinants of health, and emerging areas of inquiry in population studies, such as behavioral genetics, climate change, and natural hazards. Recent research by center affiliates can be found can be found on our Publications page.

Work on these topics is collaborative in nature, both within and outside the University of Colorado. We have developed collaborative institutional ties with the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) at CU Boulder, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, the University of Colorado Denver, the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya, and Southampton University in England.