About the Center
The ASU Center for Population Dynamics is a transdisciplinary and transdepartmental unit that facilitates professional growth and collaboration of on-campus and off-campus researchers and students interested in population matters. The CePoD affiliates represent a broad range of disciplines and professional backgrounds, conceptual and methodological approaches, and geographic foci. CePoD promotes scholarly collaborative research and training in demography at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Center brings together faculty and students from diverse academic backgrounds including Sociology, Family and Human Development, and Geography.
The Center’s two signature themes—migration and immigration and population health—reflect the historically shaped interests and strengths of most CePoD affiliated faculty as well as the recognized strengths of other ASU units. The specific contours of these themes are continuously redefined to accommodate diverse interests of faculty members in various units on ASU’s four campuses and to absorb novel, multi- and interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspectives that these faculty members bring to population-focused research. Among a number of innovative cross-cutting approaches to population dynamics that CePoD promotes, two are of particular import—the environmental perspective and the social network perspective. In prioritizing the environment and social networks, CePoD seeks to best leverage the unique expertise that ASU units and researchers across the University have established in both fields.
The Center is dedicated to providing faculty and students with research support in a collegial and collaborative intellectual environment. CePoD projects have been supported with funds from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.
Jennifer E. Glick, Director, Center for Population Dynamics
T. Denny Sanford School of Social
and Family Dynamics