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  • Senior Demographer, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology Department


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Utah
  • Master of Science, Sociology, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology, University of Utah
  • Associate of Science, General Studies, Salt Lake Community College
  • Graduate Certificate in Demography, Demography Certificate Program, University of Utah
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Diversity, Sociology, University of Utah


Mike Hollingshaus is a Senior Demographer at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, where he researches, writes, and presents on Utah demographics. He is an expert in population projections, birth rates, death rates, racial and ethnic demographics, and the aging population.

Dr. Hollingshaus holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Utah, with certificates in Demography and Diversity. He previously worked as a researcher at the Utah Population Database in the Huntsman Cancer Institute, identifying genetic and social factors contributing to human health and behavior. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Utah, including Social Statistics, Epidemiology, Family Health History, and Demographic Methods. He has published several pieces of applied research specific to Utah, and also in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. Hollingshaus designs, programs, maintains, and operates Utah’s demographic projection modeling system. He is a former Chair of the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections where he is proud to represent Utah. This group convenes researchers from the Census Bureau and state demography offices to improve research and communication of the country’s future population trends.