Population Studies & Training Center

Getting Out of the Hood

John Logan discusses his research on how neighborhoods change and boundaries are drawn between racial groups.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The research of PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Omar Galarraga was featured in an article in the monthly supplement of one of Mexico City’s leading daily newspapers. The article, “Nuevos modelos para reducir el VIH entre trabajadores sexuales de México,” in Letra S of La Jornada (The Working Day), discusses Galarraga’s research aimed at reducing the spread of HIV among male sex workers in Mexico City. Read a translation of the article here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Opening remarks for the China Forum on Public Health, Environment, and Public Policy were given by PSTC Associates Christina Paxson (President of Brown University and Professor of Economics) and David Savitz (Vice President of Research and Professor of Epidemiology). The event brought together for the first time Brown faculty with Chinese scientists and public health officials to discuss the many impacts of the country’s rapid economic growth. Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A study co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer was referenced in The New York Times op-ed “Smart Social Programs.” The study focused on a temporary income-support programone of several governmental programs noted in the article for having positive long-term impacts. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Balancing human needs while sustaining ecosystems poses challenges around the globe. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics Sriniketh Nagavarapu co-authored a study on the fisheries in Baja California Sur, Mexico, highlighting the importance of managing human-environment interactions. The article, “Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability,” was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.