Population Studies & Training Center

Adolescent Transition to Adulthood in Ethiopia

David Lindstrom discusses how early intervention can have lasting impacts on adolescent reproductive health and behavior in Ethiopia.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Enforcement of housing laws is not always consistent, though consistency would send a message to low-income residents about the importance of their health and safety in an attempt to help equalize opportunity. "When Are Laws Strictly Enforced? Criminal Justice, Housing Quality, And Public Health" cites research co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer. Her team found that reductions in lead poisoning in Rhode Island's African-American children had positive effects on lowering the black-white test score gap.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Omar Galarraga is part of team that was recently awarded a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The funding, to be used in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IFFP/WHR), will support an upcoming conference at the Watson Institute as well as joint research projects addressing sexual and reproductive health issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including adolescent fertility and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and masculinities and men’s sexual and reproductive health.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver has coauthored an article on the challenges of discussing transnational adoption in Spain. “How (not) to talk about adoption: On communicative vigilance in Spain,” published in American Ethnologist, compares the referentialist and performative understandings of talk and kinship.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – People who practice mindfulness tend to have less body fat and are less likely to be obese, says PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Eric Loucks. In “Mindful People Have Less Belly Fat,” TIME cites a recent study co-authored by Loucks along with PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology Stephen Buka and others.