The Cornell Population Center (CPC), directed by Dr. Daniel T. Lichter, has 95 faculty affiliates from 24 departments and programs who specialize in population research relating broadly to four core themes: (1) families and children; (2) health behaviors and disparities; (3) poverty and inequality; and (4) immigration and diversity. Cross-cutting themes include a focus on public policy, racial and ethnic diversity, migration and immigration, social and biological mechanisms, and domestic-international research. The CPC's Associate Directors are Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue and Stephen L. Morgan. The CPC is a member of the Association of Population Centers.
The Cornell Population Center coordinates and promotes national and international population research, encourages cross-disciplinary innovation, facilitates research funding, improves interdisciplinary training, and converts academic studies into policy recommendations and guidance for practitioners.
The Cornell Population Center (CPC) is funded by a seed grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for the Social Sciences which includes support from the Colleges of Human Ecology, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Industrial and Labor Relations. The CPC is also funded by grant 5 R24 HD058488, awarded to Cornell University by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Child Development.