This application requests five years of funding for the Population Research Institute (PR!) at The Pennsylvania State University. PRI is a vibrant, multidisciplinary center that provides strategic resources in support of innovation and excellence in population research. PRI has 66 faculty associates/affiliates from 14 departments and 5 colleges. The center emphasizes research in four major signature themes: (1) immigration and immigrant adaptation;(2) American neighborhoods and communities;(3) health and well-being in adolescence and young adulthood;and (4) health disparities. Research within these themes is facilitated by the activities and services of five research infrastructure cores: (1) Administrative Core, (2) Computer Core, (3) Data, Programming and Statistics Core, (4) Geographic Information Analysis Core, and (5) Developmental Infrastructure Core. These cores provide many cost-effective services to PRI researchers that are not ordinarily available to Penn State University faculty. The center also provides forums for learning and exchange (working groups, a speaker series, workshops, and symposia), project development assistance, and seed funding. PRI effectively leverages resources from within Penn State to build interdisciplinary expertise in population science, to invest in promising research directions, and to enhance its infrastructure. PRI is distinctive in at least three important respects. First, it is a well-established center with strong roots in core areas of population science, yet it enriches research in those areas by integrating perspectives and methodologies from human development, biology, and geography. Second, PRI is changing with the times. It is a leader in new areas of research and research methodology, and its infrastructure is responsive to emerging research opportunities and challenges. In addition, the center invests in the career development of promising young population scholars who are recruited to Penn State. Third, PRI faculty associates are uniformly highly productive and nearly all are grant active;this strength cuts across all levels of seniority.

Public Health Relevance

PRI supports research on human population dynamics, with an emphasis on interrelations between demographic processes and the health and well-being of children and adults. PRI faculty address research challenges that bear on scientific knowledge about health problems using representative population samples. Such research provides a foundation for improving health and well-being.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)
Project #
5R24HD041025-13
Application #
8599325
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-W (50))
Program Officer
Clark, Rebecca L
Project Start
2001-07-05
Project End
2016-11-30
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
13
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$669,830
Indirect Cost
$220,280
Name
Pennsylvania State University
Department
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
003403953
City
University Park
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
16802
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