Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi


CPS is part of the Delta Directions Consortium, which held its 4th Delta Regional Forum on Population Health, Development, and Entrepreneurial Problem Solving, on July 18 and 19, 2018, at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The conference featured oral paper presentations, panels, workshops, and poster sessions. Presenters and attendees included scholars and students from diverse disciplines and fields (community development, demography, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, public health, social work, and law, just to name a few), as well as practitioners working the areas of policy and program development and evaluation.

This year’s program is available here: 2018 Delta Regional Forum

Selected presentations from the 2018 Delta Regional Forum are available here.

Please consider supporting CPS work with the Delta Directions Consortium by donating to the Delta Directions Fund.

CPS recently launched its Society and Health Research Initiative that represents its expanding participation in an array of research programs focusing on the intersections of society and health.

In addition, CPS is involved with the Mississippi Farm to School Network and The Resilience Project.

CPS is also active in the University of Mississippi Flagship Constellations initiative aimed at bringing together multidisciplinary teams of diverse faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external partners to inspire meaningful solutions to complicated issues requiring collaborative thinking.