Spatial and Environmental Demography

With an extremely active record of high-impact scholarship and external funding, MPC members continue to push the forefront of spatial and environmental demography. An active group of scholars is researching the spatial dimensions of demographic processes and population and reproductive health. These scholars come from a wide range of disciplines, including geography, economics, sociology, public health, urban studies, public affairs, and population studies. The spatial dimension of population dynamics is crucial for understanding health risks and opportunities. Spatial and environmental approaches are needed to develop public health and policy responses to some of today’s greatest problems, including climate change and infectious disease spread. MPC’s focus on spatially varying risks and spatial climate-health data harmonization allow us to conduct hitherto impossible analyses in population-environment interactions and spatial demography. PRA Leaders: David Van Riper and Kathryn Grace.