Professor of Geography and Director of the International Population Center, San Diego State University
Clinical Professor of Global Public Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Areas of Interest:
demography, population issues, healthcare
During a 40-year academic career, John R. Weeks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Geography, has
achieved a notable record in teaching, research and service. He literally wrote the book on demography,
authoring the leading college-level text on the subject. A respected professor and graduate mentor,
Weeks is also a prolific author, with more than 135 articles and book chapters, and nearly 40 research
reports to his credit. The importance of his scholarship is reflected in the stature of agencies funding
his research. They include the U.S. Office of Maternal and Child Health, the U.S. Administration on Aging,
the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
Weeks also serves as director of SDSU's International Population Center, which studies issues ranging
from a census of Muslims in the U.S. to reproductive health among immigrants. His current research
focuses on spatial inequalities in health in sub-Saharan Africa.
He has three times been the recipient of the "Most Influential Professor" award at SDSU and twice
the recipient of the Meritorious Professional Performance and Promise Award (1985, 1990). In 2011 he
was the recipient of the Albert W. Johnson Research Award and Distinguished Professorship. He is a
regular consultant as a demographic and statistical expert in trials throughout southern California
and appears frequently in the media as an expert on demographics and immigration. In addition to many
professional memberships, including the Population Association of American, International Union for
the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the Association of American Geographers (AAG), he has
served on committees for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National
Research Council. He was appointed a CCST Fellow in 2008.
Senior Fellows Roster
Agnew, Harold M.
Atkinson, Richard C.
Bell, C. Gordon
Bennett, Alan B.
Bishop, J. Michael
Cárdenas. Alfonso F.
Clegg, Michael T.
Cominsky, Lynn R.
Coye, Molly Joel
Drake, Michael V.
Elster, Richard S.
Fowler, T. Kenneth
Gurol, Mirat D.
Huang, Alice S.
Hubbard, G. Scott
King, C. Judson
Lee, William C.Y.
Long, Jane C. S.
Macari, Emir Jose
Martin, David W.
McLean, William J.
McTague, John P.
Miller, William F.
Moses, Edward I.
Niebla, J. Fernando
Nikias, C.L. Max
Nova, Tina S.
Patel, C. Kumar
Qayoumi, Mohammad H.
Richmond, Rollin C.
Tanner, R. Michael
Tarter, C. Bruce
Zornetzer, Steven F.