The Center for Public Information on Population Research (CPIPR) at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) serves as the Coordinating Center for the NICHD Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program to improve the translation and dissemination of major findings from population dynamics research, and to improve communication and cooperation across the Centers.

Key Center activities include:

  • Facilitating coordination and cooperation across the NICHD-funded Population Dynamics Research Centers to enhance the productivity and scientific impact of the Centers and of population dynamics research overall.
  • Translating and disseminating major peer-reviewed findings, methods, and perspectives from population dynamics research to other scientists, and to nontechnical audiences including policymakers, program directors, practitioners, educators, journalists, and students.
  • Developing and maintaining a Population Dynamics Research Centers website that includes nontechnical summaries of recent research from the Population Dynamics Centers.
  • Promoting Population Dynamics Centers research through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
  • Organizing workshops at professional meetings and providing training materials that empower Population Dynamics Centers researchers to effectively communicate their own research results to policy, media, and nontechnical audiences.
  • Collaborating with Population Dynamics Research Centers and other organizations to organize and host symposia, Congressional Briefings, or other events to raise the visibility of population dynamics research and link major findings to important policies and programs.

The popresearchcenters.org website explains and publicizes the findings of research from the 20+ Population Dynamics Research Centers and provides a centralized source of information about new research at the Centers.

CPIPR is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.


For more information:
Linda A. Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Public Information on Population Research
Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-1100

Mark Mather, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Center for Public Information on Population Research
Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-1100