About Us


The Columbia Population Research Center networks demographers, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, economists, statisticians, historians, physicians, and social and public health workers. Together, our common aim is to promote the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

We approach these populations—poor men, women, children, and families; cross-border and rural-urban migrants; racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities; persons with or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections—in the context of local and global social and economic inequalities. Correspondingly, our research extends from the urban laboratory that is New York City to over 50 developing countries.