PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] –  PSTC affiliates presented a number of collaborative research projects at the 2015 annual meeting of the Population Association of America in San Diego. Professor of Sociology Michael White co-authored with Sociology Trainees Chantel Pheiffer, Yashas Vaidya, and Rebecca Wang the poster, “Migration, Circulation, and Socioeconomic Change in South Africa.” PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster and Economics Trainee Svetoslava Milusheva presented a paper titled, “Effects of a Fertility and Health Intervention on Household Income: A Longitudinal Analysis Using Corrective Weights.” Read more...

(Distributed May 28, 2015)

Reducing HIV in Mexico City

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.

(Distributed May 27, 2015)

China Forum

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...

(Distributed May 26, 2015)

Sustainability for Mexican fisheries

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.

(Distributed May 14, 2015)
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