Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi


CPS is part of the Delta Directions Consortium, an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the Mississippi Delta Region by improving public health and promoting economic development.

In 2011, Delta Directions began hosting a biennial symposium dedicated to Delta development. The Delta Regional Forum, as it is now called, provides an opportunity for those engaged in Delta work to network and create synergy. In 2018 Delta Regional Forum became an annual event. The 2019 Delta Regional Forum took place July 18 and 19, 2019, at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in Clarksdale.

The conference typically features oral paper presentations, panels, workshops, and poster sessions. Presenters and attendees include 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.

The 2018 program: 2018 Delta Regional Forum

Selected presentations from the 2018 Delta Regional Forum

The 2019 program: 2019 Delta Regional Forum

Presentations from the 2019 Delta Regional Forum are coming soon …

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

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

CPS is also involved with the Mississippi Farm to School Network and The Resilience Project.

CPS is 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.