FSU Center for Demography and Population Health

CDPH is an interdisciplinary unit within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at FSU.

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06/05/2024

Learn more about our MSD program!

Florida State University’s one-year Master of Science in Demography (MSD) program helps students develop demographic skills highly valued by employers.

The program, offered through the Center for Demography and Population Health (CDPH), provides students the opportunity to receive specialized attention from faculty and learn together in a small cohort, through hands-on education with our low student-to-faculty ratios.

Read the article to learn more about the MSD Program: https://coss.fsu.edu/apply-to-fsus-masters-in-demography-msd-program-by-june-1-for-fall-admission/

05/08/2024

The final deadline to apply to our graduate programs is quickly approaching! Apply by June 1st to be considered for admission to Fall 2024 programs.

More information about our graduate programs and how to apply is available on our website.

04/26/2024

The deadline to be considered for graduate programs is quickly approaching! Apply by May 1st to be considered for scholarships! More information about our graduate programs and how to apply is available on our website: https://coss.fsu.edu/popcenter/prospective-students/.

04/26/2024

Congrats to our Associate Director, Mathew Hauer!

Mathew Hauer, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Associate Director of the Center for Demography and Population Health (CDPH) at Florida State University, was recently awarded the Early Achievement Award from the Population Association of America (PAA).

“Dr. Hauer is one of our very best faculty members at Florida State University,” said Dean Tim Chapin, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. “He’s an exceptional demographer and educator who has brought tremendous value to FSU’s College of Social Science and Public Policy, Department of Sociology, and Center for Demography and Population Health.”

Read more: https://coss.fsu.edu/cdph-associate-director-awarded-early-achievement-award/

04/25/2024

Learn more about our graduate programs!

The Center for Demography and Population Health (FSU Center for Demography and Population Health) offers two graduate degree programs. The joint pathway program, in conjunction with State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning - DURP offers students a Master's in Science in both Planning (MSP) and Demography (MSD). The Center also offers the Master's in Demography by itself, which is a one-year program with a small cohort of students.

Check out the Center's website to learn more about their graduate programs!

04/19/2024

Jalen White, a student in the Center for Demography and Population Health’s (CDPH) Master of Science in Demography (MSD) program, was recently awarded the Serow Prize in honor of his outstanding performance in the program and high potential for continued success in applied demography.

Read more: https://coss.fsu.edu/cdph-masters-student-awarded-2024-serow-prize/

04/18/2024

Congrats, Dr. Schmertmann!

Distinguished Economics Professor Carl P. Schmertmann, Ph.D., will retire after the Spring 2024 semester following over 34 years of service at Florida State University.

Dr. Schmertmann has held the title of William J. Serow Professor of Economics since 1999. He also served as CDPH’s Director from 2018 to 2022, and prior to that as Associate Director from 1998.

Read more about his impact here: coss.fsu.edu/distinguished-economics-and-demography-professor-retires-after-34-years-of-service/

04/17/2024

Congrats to one of our Master's in Demography students, Isabella Marmanidis, on receiving a sustainability fellowship!

Four College of Social Science and Public Policy students, Ashley Miller, Geetanjali Srivastav, Isabella Marmanidis, and Madison Askins, were selected as Sustainability Fellows through FSU Sustainable Campus. They will partner with Tallahassee-based organizations to address challenges related to environmental, social and/or economic sustainability.

These students will be recognized at the Fellows Poster Session on April 22 from 4 to 6:30 pm in the Student Services Building, Room 214.

The Sustainability Fellows program provides students of any discipline the opportunity to participate in sustainability efforts on FSU’s campus and in the Tallahassee community. Fellows collaborate with campus and community partners to engage in research, propose strategies, and identify opportunities for sustainability solutions.

To read more, visit https://coss.fsu.edu/four-cosspp-students-receive-sustainability-fellowships/.

04/08/2024

The Center for Demography and Population Health recently hosted our Annual Charles B. Nam Lecture. The lecture featured guest speaker Jennifer Montez, Ph.D, a Sociology Professor from Syracuse University. Dr. Montez spoke on the topic, “U.S. States and Population Health: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?” The lecture brought together the students, faculty, and staff, and Professor Emeritus Charles Nam, Ph.D., CDPH Founder and Former Director, who the lecture is named after.

Read more about the lecture: https://coss.fsu.edu/2024-charles-b-nam-lecture-brings-cdph-community-together/

04/03/2024

Join us for our final Brown Bag Seminar of the semester with Amber DeJohn, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Geography and Public Health. Dr. DeJohn will discuss the topic "Florida Dialysis Centers’ Vulnerability to Storm Surge and Inland Flooding." The discussion will take place in Bellamy 632 on April 26 from 12-1 p.m. The Brown Bag Lecture series provides students, faculty, and staff a chance to learn about upcoming topics in demography from experts in the field. We can’t wait to see you there!

03/29/2024

Join us for a Brown Bag Seminar with Patricia Homan, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Homan will discuss the topic "Does Oppression Shape Migration? Exploring the Impact of Structural Racism and Structural Sexism on Inter-State Migration in the US." The discussion will take place in Bellamy 632 on April 5 from 12-1 p.m. The Brown Bag Lecture series provides students, faculty, and staff a chance to learn about upcoming topics in demography from experts in the field. We can’t wait to see you there!

03/22/2024

Our next Brown Bag Seminar will feature Michael McFarland, Ph.D., an Associate Professor and CDPH Faculty Associate, who will discuss “Legacy Lead Exposures and Elevated Psychopathology in the U.S. Population Over the Past 75 Years.” The discussion will take place in Room 632 of the Bellamy Building on March 29 from 12-1 p.m. The Brown Bag Lecture series provides students, faculty, and staff a chance to learn about upcoming topics in demography from experts in the field. We can’t wait to see you there!

03/09/2024

Our next Brown Bag Seminar will feature Dylan Connor, Ph.D., an Associate Professor from Arizona State University, who will discuss "Community Poverty and Social Mobility in Rural America." The discussion will take place over Zoom on March 22 from 12-1 p.m.

The Brown Bag Lecture series provides students, faculty, and staff a chance to learn about upcoming topics in demography from experts in the field. The zoom for this discussion can be accessed at bit.ly/3v4ImDS or by using the following Zoom Meeting ID: 92582247044. We can't wait to see you there!

03/04/2024

The priority deadline for the CDPH graduate programs is quickly approaching! The Center offers a Master of Science in Demography (MSD). We also offer a Joint Pathway Program with a MSD and Master of Science in Planning (MSP) in collaboration with Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning - DURP. For more information, and to apply, check out our website!

02/19/2024

For today's Meet the Faculty Monday we're featuring Kathryn Tillman, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology. In addition to serving as Chair for the Department of Sociology, Dr. Tillman had been a CDPH faculty member for twenty years!

02/16/2024

Join the Center for Demography and Population Health for the Annual Charles B. Nam Lecture on Friday, March 8 in the Pepper Center Broad Auditorium. The lecture will feature guest speaker Jennifer Karas Montez, Ph.D., who will discuss the topic "U.S. States and Population Health: What do we know and where do we go from here?"

A reception with light refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at 10 a.m.

For more information: coss.fsu.edu/attend-the-annual-charles-b-nam-lecture-featuring-jennifer-kara-montez-ph-d

02/11/2024

Calling all CDPH Alumni! If you're an alumni and have a recent accomplishment you would like us to share fill out the survey and we'll reach out to you soon!

To access the survey go to bit.ly/COSSPPspotlight!

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 01/29/2024

For this week’s Meet the Faculty Monday we’re featuring Paromita Sanyal, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology. Dr. Sanyal has collaborated with global organizations like The World Bank and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to lend her qualitative expertise to studying development programs in India, Ethiopia and Uganda.

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 01/22/2024

For this week's Meet the Faculty Monday we're featuring Meaghan McSorley, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. This is Dr. McSorley's first year at FSU and we're so happy to have her as a CDPH faculty member!

01/22/2024

The FSU Faculty Senate bestowed the Torch Award on Charles B. Nam, Ph.D., the Founder and Former Director of the Center for Demography and Population Health. Dr. Nam was honored with the Vires award which represents moral, physical and intellectual strength.

Read more: news.fsu.edu/news/university-news/2024/01/19/fsu-faculty-senate-bestows-torch-awards-on-esteemed-members-of-university-community

01/10/2024

Mathew Hauer, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology was recognized by FSU News for his research on coastal populations set to aging in the face of climate migration.

Dr. Hauer's research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on January 8, 2024. Check out our article to read more about Dr. Hauer's research: https://lnkd.in/epXD4req

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 01/08/2024

For our first Meet the Faculty Monday for the Spring Semester we're excited to feature Michael McFarland, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Health. Dr. McFarland was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University before joining the faculty at FSU!

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 12/11/2023

For our final Meet the Faculty Monday for this semester we're featuring John Felkner, DDes, MA. Dr. Felkner's research focuses on topics like rapid urbanization, urban resilience, and socio-environmental impacts of transportation investments.

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 12/04/2023

For today's Meet the Faculty Monday we're featuring Patricia Homan, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Homan is involved with multiple institutes and programs on campus, including the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Health as well as the Public Health Program.

11/29/2023

The time for the Brown Bag on Friday, December 1 has been changed to 10-11am!

This Brown Bag Seminar will feature David Russell, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor from Appalachian State University. Dr. Russell will present on the topic “How deep are the Social Roots of School Shootings? An Evaluation of the Constellation Theory of Rampage School Shootings between 2009-2022.”
Join us in Bellamy 632 for an opportunity to hear from a leading expert in demography. Please bring your lunch and enjoy the discussion!

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 11/27/2023

For today's Meet the Faculty Monday we're featuring Katrinell Davis Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Davis also serves as the Director for the African American Studies program!

11/17/2023

This year's edition of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy's Engage magazine highlights many of our wonderful faculty, staff, students, alumni, and programs!

Visit the link below to read an update from John Taylor, Ph.D., our Director!

A lot of great things happened across Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Our third Engage Magazine feature includes updates from COSSPP chairs and directors about their units.

Read more here: coss.fsu.edu/engage-magazine-feature-2022-2023-chairs-and-directors-update/

Photos from FSU Center for Demography and Population Health's post 11/13/2023

For today's Meet the Faculty Monday we're featuring Karin Brewster, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology. Dr. Brewster was the Director of the Center for Demography and Population Health from 2010 to 2018.

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