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Vladimir Shkolnikov (MPIDR) leads the team of researchers at Max Planck and is Director of the project. Magali Barbieri (UCB and INED) heads the team at Berkeley and is Associate Director of the project. The Founding Director, John Wilmoth (United Nations and formerly UCB), remains affiliated with the project in an advisory capacity only.
Dmitri Jdanov (MPIDR), Kirill Andreev, and Carl Boe (UCB) wrote the core computer programs that compute population estimates, death rates and life tables. Eugeny Soroko, Dmitri Jdanov (MPIDR), and Mary Anderson (UCB) created the current web application. Beate Danielsen provided programming assistance for checking data quality.Carl Mason (UCB) created the structure for the internal document archive used by the Berkeley team and provides additional computer support. Lisa Yang is the Research Support for the UCB team. Sigrid Gellers-Barkmann is the MPIDR Team Coordinator. Celeste Winant and Tim Riffe are research programmers, rewriting the HMD codebase, working on other projects, and serving as country specialists.
The following individuals are currently in charge of at least one country included in the HMD:
Angela Chau (UCB), Barbara Chiang (UCB), Leo Deegan (UCB), Carolyn Hart (UCB), Marguerite Higa (UCB), Romano Lasker (UCB), Guiping Liu (MPIDR), Hawkin Lui (UCB), Anjali Menon (UCB), Delicia Nahman (UCB), Dimiter Philipov (MPIDR), Marian Rigney-Hawksworth (UCB), Long Wang (UCB), Lijing Yan (UCB), Ellen Guan (UCB), Lindsay Bergstrom (UCB), Sibo Zhao (UCB), Amanda Tanimasa (UCB), and Josie Zamudio (UCB).