CCPR currently offers three training programs funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), and National Institute on Aging (NIA). Please contact the relevant Program Director if you are interested in a specific program, or Wendy Tieu (email@example.com) if you have general questions about the programs.
NICHD Predoctoral Training Program (2T32HD007545): The "California Center Population Research Training Program" sponsors four predoctoral students each year. The program emphasizes the multi-disciplinary character of contemporary demographic research by exposing trainees to an integrated program of research in economics, sociology, and public health. The training program is a mixture of formal course work and practical research experience, designed to provide students with a firm grounding in a social science discipline, a rich understanding of the multi-disciplinary range of research in demography, and experience and skill in designing, conducting and presenting scientific work. This training program is funded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Director:Jennie Brand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NIGMS Predoctoral Training Program (5T32GM084903): The Health Psychology and Population Sciences (HPPS) training program supports four predoctoral students per year for two year traineeships. It is a partnership of the California Center for Population Research and the Program in Health Psychology, and is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The program trains predoctoral students from the behavioral and social sciences in bio-medical theory, evidence, and methods and mentors them to integrate these approaches into health psychology and population health research. The goal is to train interdisciplinary investigators who examine the complex pathways through which demographic, socioeconomic, and psychological processes influence and are influenced by health and disease. The two-year program includes didactic coursework, a weekly hour-long program seminar, laboratory training and other activities. The proseminar includes discussions among trainee and program faculty about their ongoing work. By the end of the program, trainees are expected to complete a research project that relevant to the theme of the program that will lead into their dissertation. Co-Directors:Cameron Campbell (email@example.com) and Julienne Bower (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NIA Predoctoral Training Program (1T32AG033533): The program "Economics and Demography of Aging Training" sponsors six predoctoral students each year. The program supports training in the economics, social demography, and biodemography of aging. Example of relevant areas of research include but are not limited to retirement, intergenerational relations, and life course processes in health, especially during old age. The goal is to train students seeking to undertake interdisciplinary training across departments and to learn the tools and approaches of different disciplines. The program includes CCPR seminar, didactic training courses and mentored research. This training program is funded by National Institute on Aging. Co-Directors: Dora Costa (email@example.com) and Suzanne Bianchi (firstname.lastname@example.org)