This application requests a renewal of support for the Hopkins Population Center (HPC) under the Research Infrastructure for Demographic and Behavioral Population Science Program as specified in RFA-HD-13- 007. The HPC is an interdisciplinary research center spanning four schools on two campuses of the Johns Hopkins University. It emphasizes innovative, interdisciplinary population research and support for new investigators. It has three signature themes: Its Poverty and Inequality theme supports research on the health and well-being of children from low- and moderate-income families. Its Sexual and Reproductive Health theme includes studies of the social context of sexually-transmitted infections and diseases and of contraceptive usage and demand. Its Family Demography and the Transition to Adulthood theme studies demographic trends in American family life and the determinants of the life-transitions that adolescents and young adults make as they start family lives and have children. The HPC is unique among population centers in that the great majority of its faculty associates are based at the Hopkins medical institutions: Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing. It nevertheless has strength in the School of Arts and Sciences, including the current HPC Director, Andrew Cherlin, a former president of the Population Association of America and the current chair of the Social Sciences and Population A Study Section at NIH. The HPC provides seed grants to promising projects that could lead to NIH grant applications;it supports junior faculty for developing and writing proposals;and it supports working groups that are developing innovative research projects. The HPC requests support for four cores. An Administrative Core will be responsible for the finances of the Center and will supervise activities, sponsor symposia, and perform other such tasks. A Computing Core will provide faculty associates with computing resources and information technology to fit their research needs. An Information Services Core will provide electronic information and bibliographic services. And a Developmental Infrastructure Core will encourage and develop research projects and proposals through pilot project grants, workshops, and other activities.

Public Health Relevance

The Hopkins Population Center seeks support from NIH to develop innovative, interdisciplinary population research on the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families. It supports new research models that cross the boundaries of behavioral and biomedical research in the belief that new ways of thinking about issues such as child health, fertility, family life, and sexually-transmitted diseases are needed.

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 #
5R24HD042854-12
Application #
8734459
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1)
Program Officer
King, Rosalind B
Project Start
2002-07-01
Project End
2018-08-31
Budget Start
2014-09-01
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
12
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Miscellaneous
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21218
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