Population Studies & Training Center

PSTC: 50 Years

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  PSTC Trainee and Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Bryan Moorefield has received the Eric R. Wolf Prize, a major national student award,​ for his paper “Exceptional Protections: Contracts, Temporality, and Mexican Guestworkers.” The award is given by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, a section of the American Anthropological Association.​ Read more...

The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral reaseach associate position in Population Studies. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2015, for full consideration.

Position Description: Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary (www.pstc.brown.edu). It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. Read more... 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Male sex workers play a key role in the concentrated HIV epidemic in Mexico City. In a recent study, PSTC Associates Omar Galárraga, Assistant Professor of Health Services, and Mark Lurie, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and other team members propose that increased condom use and HIV treatment could drastically reduce infection rates. The article, “Preventing HIV Transmission Among Partners of HIV-Positive Male Sex Workers in Mexico City: A Modeling Study,” was published in AIDS and Behavior in October.