Mike Hollingshaus

Senior Demographer

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute


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, 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 currently the 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.