Broom Center Established

We are proud to announce that the Broom Center was established in October 2011. In our first year of operations, the Center will operate a seminar series and host one or more interdisciplinary theme-oriented workshops. We will operate an intramural grant program that will fund UCSB Ph.D. students’ attendance at training programs in demographic methods, and plan to open a Social Demography Computer Lab in North Hall. Plans are also underway for a Human Biodemography Lab with the capability to analyze biomarkers of stress, immune function, nutritional status, infection, and reproductive hormones, as well as more standard anthropometrics.