Population Studies & Training Center

Fighting TB in India

An economist and sociologist team up to fight TB in India. Their project aims to improve the success of TB patients completing their medication regimen by using community members instead of government or health workers to administer the treatment.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - A group of emerging scholars in anthropology and population gathered from North America and South Africa at Brown University March 14-16 for a conference entitled “Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives.” A dozen papers were pre-circulated with the goal of creating a stimulating conference and productively moving the papers toward publication.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Economics Graduate Student and PSTC Trainee Morgan Hardy and her graduate student co-author, Jamie McCasland (Berkeley) were awarded the Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) Exploratory Research Grant for their project Microentrepreneurship in Ghana: Measuring the productivity effects of labor inputs, customary social networks, and trade association membership.

Visiting PSTC and S4 for the fall semester, Luc Anselin is one of the best known scholars in the area of spatial statistics for the social sciences.  He has been very influential in promoting the use of descriptive measures such as Moran’s I and related indicators of spatial clustering.   His work has also illustrated and clarified the distinctions between alternative ways of modeling spatial dependence in multivariate models.  He is unique in his ability to communicate clearly with

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Roland Pongou, former PSTC trainee, received the Young Researcher Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottowa, where he is an assistant professor of Economics.  In his acknowledgement, he credits Economics Professors Andrew Foster and Robert Serrano for his research training, "part of the work that is recognized by this award was initiated during my doctoral studies at Brown University.