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] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Brown School of Public Health. Hogan’s position, effective in July, includes “oversight of processes pertinent to faculty searches and hiring, reappointments, promotions, annual reviews, and sabbaticals in the School.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "What is the easiest way to reduce my chance of death?" asks PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster in an article on the impact and benefits of walking versus running. In "What's The Optimal Speed for Exercise?" Oster uses the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) to determine the ideal running speed for lowering the risk of death. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "Diversity has some costs and some benefits," says PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor in a quote in The AtlanticThe article, "Sleeping Giants: Exploring the Greater, More Diverse World of the Future," references Galor's research on how heterogeneity drives creativity and adaptation to technological innovation but can also increase civil strife. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Sveta Milusheva (Economics) has been awarded a joint grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project, "The Effect of Short Term Movement on Malaria Prevalence in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data." She is sharing the grant with a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Stanford University and traveled with them to Senegal in June to conduct research.