stablished in 1989, the Center is a unique community within the School of Nursing drawing together faculty, students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from nursing, sociology, demography, medicine, management, economics, and other related disciplines. With collaborators from around the world, Center researchers study health system reorganization and policy changes and aim to produce research evidence to improve the quality of health care.
PARC was established in 1994 with a grant from the National Institute on Aging, which fosters research on the demography and economics of health and aging. PARC sponsors an annual pilot proposal competition, a week seminar series in conjunction with the Population Studies Center and an online working paper series accessible over the Internet.
The PSC of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has fostered research and training in population since its founding in 1962, with support from the NICHD P30 program 1978-2003 and the R24 program since 2003.