Population Studies & Training Center

PSTC: 50 Years

Bringing together researchers and questions from diverse disciplines to help understand the world around us.


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]  Are Americans “warming” towards immigration? PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies Elizabeth Fussell addresses natives’ attitude formation and immigration reception in “Warmth of the Welcome: Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy in the United States.” The article was published in the Annual Review of Sociology in July.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Schistosoma japonicum, a parasite that causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is causing infection rates that may be endemic in 28 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines. PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has coauthored an article on the distribution of the infection in the Philippines. The study attempts to pinpoint the most efficient distribution of parasitic disease control resources and concludes that a spatially targeted approach is warranted to combat the spread of infection. Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  The Brown International Advanced Research Institutes will begin application review on December 17 and close review on January 28, 2015. The BIARI program will take place at Brown June 6-20, 2015, bringing together “early career scholars and practitioners from around the world to engage with pressing global issues and initiate new collaborations.” Read more...