The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health offers a selection of academic program areas that prepare graduates at the masters and doctoral levels to address critical public health problems through careers in academia, research organizations, and professional practice settings. The scope of research and training is global. We are the primary academic home within Johns Hopkins University for the core discipline of demography. We are the School’s primary academic site for reproductive epidemiology; and so too, are we the university’s primary academic home for urban health. The Department's degree programs are built around a set of core competencies and focal areas.