Welcome to the California Center for Population Research (CCPR), UCLA’s campuswide interdiscipinary center for population-related research. CCPR was established in 1998 and, since 2001, has been supported by a center grant (R24HD041022) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). CCPR is also very grateful to both NICHD (5T32HD007545), NIA (1T32AG033533)and NIGMS (5T32GM084903) for training grants for our graduate students and to UCLA and other funders for their ongoing support.
CCPR includes UCLA faculty affiliates whose diverse disciplines include anthropology, community health, economics, epidemiology, geography, law, medicine, pediatrics, population, psychiatry, psychology, public policy, social welfare, and sociology.We also have a number of affiliates who are faculty at other universities, in the U.S. and abroad. Graduate students, from a wide variety of UCLA departments, are also part of CCPR. CCPR provides faculty and student affiliates with services that support the highest quality research on key issues in the field of population studies, broadly defined. CCPR activities and services include our regular seminar series, didactic workshops on computing, GIS, methods, and specialized research topics, support for research working groups, a seed grant program, office space where faculty and students interact daily, assistance in preparing grant proposals, managing grants after award, help with computing hardware and software problems, a working paper series, and many others.
Research at CCPR includes large scale projects such as the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), the Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS), the Explaining Family Change Project, and a new survey of internal immigrant populations in China. Other research includes historical research on Chinese families and American civil war soldiers, studies of the consequences of African American migration from the southern U.S., research on social stratification and residential segregation, projects on Latino health, and studies of the health consequences of the Sichuan earthquake.
Please take advantage of our website to find out more about what we do. Also, check out the Population Working Papers which include not only CCPR Working Papers, but those from other institutions.
As director, I am very fortunate to be able to work with two outstanding Associate Directors: Jennie Brand, Associate Director for Training and Dora Costa, Associate Director for Development. CCPR also benefits from a wonderful staff, headed by the Assistant Director Lucy Shao, which includes Wendy Tieu, Yvette Villarreal-Ponce, David Ash, and Andrew Hicks.
Anne R. Pebley