IPR nurtures population and health research at Ohio State University in four broad areas: fertility and reproductive Health; union formation/dissolution; health and development through the life course; migration. IPR furthers research in these areas by:
- Technical advice and workshops that advance the skills of IPR affiliates in employing four analytical approaches: spatial and contextual; networks and complex systems; inter-generational and lifecourse; bio-behavioral;
- Serving as a bridge between the behavioral and biomedical departments at OSU;
- Cultivating faculty strength in population and health in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Public Policy, Human Sciences, Statistics, Public Health, Nursing, and Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics;
- Fostering new large-scale collaborative multidisciplinary research projects that can compete successfully for external funding;
- Involving and mentoring junior faculty and nurturing their interests and skills;
- Providing demographic training for students across diverse but allied disciplines.