IPR Primary Research Areas


Family Demography

This includes research on topics such as marriage, cohabitation, divorce, sexual identity and type of union (e.g. same sex), and transition to adulthood. 


IPR affiliates conduct research on both internal and external migration, and most of this research considers both the causes and consequences of migration as a key component of population processes. This includes research on migration outside of the U.S, as well as immigration to the U.S., examining associations between immigrant status and outcomes such as health, fertility, and residential segregation. 

Mortality and Health Over the Life Course

This includes research on disparities in health according to socioeconomic status and cause of death (especially mid- and low-income societies). While most of this research uses national data (U.S. and other countries), several projects led by IPR affiliates investigate conditions in Ohio – projects on infant mortality and on the opioid epidemic, respectively -- and another project examines various health outcomes among young adults in Columbus. 

Sexual and Reproductive Health

IPR affiliates conduct research on the full range of sexual and reproductive health outcomes, including childbearing, contraception, reproductive health care, and sexually transmitted diseases (STIs). The setting for this research is both the U.S. (especially Ohio, but also national studies) and outside the U.S. (especially Sub-Saharan Africa, but also global studies). 


IPR Research Investments

Seed Grants

IPR annually extends 4-8 seed grants to affiliates for work towards submission of proposals for external funding. Priority is given to multi-disciplinary projects and to more junior faculty.

Rapid Response Grants

IPR Rapid Response Grants address urgent short-term and low-cost needs as deadline for submission of funding application approaches. 

Generative Workshops

These workshops are intended to promote team science for NIH grant applications.  Each workshop is expected to consist of 5-10 participants (OSU and Non-OSU).