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The Population & Health program is focused on human populations and how population dynamics affect human development, health, and well-being.

This area blends training in:

  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Demography

Faculty examine demographics of people across the world: 

  • Genetics
  • Behaviors
  • Socio-Environmental
  • Physical-Environmental determinants of physical and mental health
  • Mortality and Well-being throughout the course of life

Other faculty explore population-related issues through the study of family, gender, race/ethnicity, deviance, and migration.

Students who choose to specialize in this area must:

  • Enroll in the courses specifically related to the study of populations and health
  • Participate in our introductory seminar on population measures and dynamics
  • Participate in our discussion-based seminar on medical sociology.

Faculty affiliated with this area include:

Ming

Ming Wen

Chair, Professor

Kim

Kim Korinek

Associate Professor

Daniel

Daniel Adkins

Associate Professor

Akiko

Akiko Kamimura

Associate Professor

Sara

Sara Grineski

 Professor

Rebecca

Rebecca Utz

 Associate Professor

Bethany

Bethany Everett

Assistant Professor

 

Megan

Megan Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Guangzhen

Guangzhen Wu 

Assistant Professor

Last Updated: 8/23/19