Stanford Center for Population Research

Shripad Tuljapurkar

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. Core research themes include formal demography, biodemography (including genetics), economic demography, human evolution, cultural and intergenerational processes, and mortality and international health. The center supports collaborations among Stanford researchers in the social and biological sciences that will advance demographic research and foster links and collaborations in population studies between researchers at Stanford and at population centers around the world. This center was formally created in 2008 as an affiliate of the Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS). Faculty director and Center on Longevity affiliate Shripad Tuljapurkar is Morrison Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biology. Read more