PSTC researchers are recognized locally and internationally as leaders in the scientific study of human populations. They advance health and wellbeing around the world through investigating key life processes in six signature research themes. Whether it is through their work on maternal mortality, educational disparities, or migration as a result of war or climate change, our researchers recognize that health and well-being reflects demographic processes and broader social and political contexts.

PSTC researchers investigate human behavior through economic, social, spatial, and anthropological demography lenses. Strong connections between the PSTC and three social science departments—Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology—and links to Education, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Public Health, and Medicine provide rich opportunities for innovation and collaboration.