The California Center for Population Research (CCPR) was established in 1998 and has since, been a leading research center for research and training in demography. CCPR is comprised of over 90 active faculty researchers from an array of academic disciplines, such as epidemiology, public policy, economics, sociology, and public welfare. CCPR researchers span several schools, including the College of Letters and Sciences, the Division of Social Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Affairs, as well as academic departments within UCLA.

The accomplishments in research and training would not be possible without the financial support from the UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the College of Letters and Sciences, from an National Institute of Child Health and Development Infrastructure Support grant, and from faculty research grants from a variety of public and private sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.