CCPR 20th Celebration Research Symposium

2019 CCPR NICHD Traineeship Application

We are now accepting applications for 4 predoctoral traineeships funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) T32 Training Grant awarded to CCPR, pending the final notice of award.  NICHD traineeships are intended to support training in demography and population sciences.  Trainees appointments are for 12 months, beginning October 2019.

To apply for a traineeship, please complete the application form

Application is due 5/3/19. Please note that an email requesting CCPR-affiliated faculty endorsement for the application will be generated and sent to faculty once the application is submitted. The due date for faculty endorsement is the same due date of the application, so please apply early. 

We will notify students selected for traineeships in June.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Shao (

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science Partner Site, Los Angeles

From Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 28, 2019, the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) will sponsor a partner site for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) in Los Angeles. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty interested in computational social science. Friedolin Merhout, Alina Arseniev-Koehler and Jennie Brand are organizing, and Pablo Geraldo Bastias and Bernard Koch will serve as teaching assistants. We will cover topics from text analysis to agent-based modeling, with a site-specific focus on machine learning methods for causal inference. Application materials are due on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Click HERE for the tentative schedule.

Open Faculty Position


The UCLA California Center for Population Research (CCPR) ( seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in demography and population studies. This is an open rank appointment with rank depending on the candidate’s experience and record. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in a social science, public policy, public health, demography, or a related field. The appointment will likely be made in one or more of the major departments represented within CCPR (Community Health Sciences, Economics, Geography, Public Policy, Statistics, and Sociology). Candidates should have a strong, innovative research program, demonstrate success or potential for obtaining extramural research funding, and be able to teach population courses and mentor students from diverse backgrounds. The start date is negotiable, preferably Fall 2019. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018.

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For the Media

2017-2018 Funded Small Grants

  • “The Effects of Higher Education Institutional Environments on Student Mental Health.” Michael Gaddis (Dept. of Sociology)
  • “Understanding Men’s and Women’s Perceived Risk of Pregnancy: An In-Depth Exploration in Rural Malawi.” Jessica Gipson (Dept. of Community Health Sciences)
  • “Access to Health Care for Non-Communicable Diseases in Malawi: New Insights Using Geospatial Analyses of Facility- and Household-level Data.” Corrina Moucheraud (Dept. of Health Policy and Management)
  • “The Racial Self-Awareness Framework of Race-Based Stress, Coping, and Health: Evaluating Bio-Psychosocial Pathways among African Americans.” Courtney Thomas (Dept. of Community Health Sciences)
  • “Measuring Protester Demographics from Social Media Images.” Zachary C. Steinert-Threlkeld (Dept. of Public Policy)