Interested in Becoming a Faculty Affiliate of the PDHP?

What kind of research does PDHP support?
The Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP) is interested in building connections among University of Michigan faculty who work in the area of population dynamics research, as defined by our sponsor, the Population Dynamics Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This includes tenure-track faculty who study demography (e.g., fertility, mortality and morbidity, migration, family dynamics, and the causes and consequences of population change), population health (e.g., human health, productivity, behavior, and development that relies heavily on population representative samples), and reproductive health (e.g., family planning, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS).

Within the field of population dynamics research, PDHP focuses on enhancing the scientific innovation and impact of work within three primary research areas:

  • Family and Intergenerational Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Reproductive Health, Fertility, and Romantic Relationships
  • Population Health, the Life Course, and Biosocial Processes.

PDHP also supports work on population dynamics research that does not fall within its primary research areas.

What are the benefits of becoming a PDHP Faculty Affiliate?
PDHP Faculty Affiliates receive comprehensive administrative support for developing externally-funded population dynamics research projects. This includes pre-award and post-award support for research grants and, when possible, space for project teams at Population Studies Center.  

PDHP Faculty Affiliates also receive scientific and technical support for collecting and analyzing data, setting up computing environments that meet the needs of their projects, and guidance in learning new methodological techniques in population dynamics research.

Finally, PDHP affiliates are eligible to apply  (and are prioritized) for the PDHP New Investigator Mentoring Program and any of the PDHP small grants. They are also invited to attend all events at the Population Studies Center.

What are the obligations of being a PDHP Faculty Affiliate?
PDHP Faculty Affiliates are expected to meet NICHD’s criteria for being “active population dynamics scientists”:

  • Having externally-funded population dynamics research grants or contracts within the last three years.
  • Publishing population dynamics research in a peer-reviewed journal within the last three years.

Faculty Affiliates may also be asked to review proposals for PDHP programs or provide feedback to other PDHP Faculty Affiliates on grant proposals.

How do I become a PDHP Faculty Affiliate?
University of Michigan faculty members are invited to apply to become affiliates of PDHP by filling out the brief form below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the PDHP Steering Committee.