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The Carolina Population Center offers two formal programs, one in population science and one in biosocial science. Both programs include graduate student and postdoctoral trainees. Our programs produce future leaders in social science and public health disciplines with the subject matter expertise, multidisciplinary perspective, and data skills to address and have an impact on pressing issues in demography, population health, and reproductive health.

Population Science Training Program

Through coursework, seminars, and a mentored research practicum, students are grounded in all aspects of population science research. More…

Biosocial Training Program

The program attracts scientists who want to move across disciplinary boundaries and employ creative and integrative approaches to life course health and wellbeing. More…

PIRE Program in Energy Poverty

A wide range of training opportunities are available through the Energy Poverty Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) in Southern Africa (EPPSA). More…

Undergraduate Internships

Interns work alongside faculty and predoctoral students on research projects, presenting their work at an annual symposium held each August. More…

Seminars and Events

An important component of intellectual life at CPC is the weekly interdisciplinary research seminar series, which takes place on Fridays at 12:00 during the academic year and is open to the public.

Trainees and Graduates

Our graduates become standing faculty members at universities and colleges, health policy researchers, data scientists, research analysts, and statisticians. Meet some of our current and previous scholars.

Contact Us

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