PSTC accepting applications for postdoctoral position

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral reaseach associate position in Population Studies. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2015, for full consideration.

Position Description: Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary ( It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. Read more... 

(Distributed November 3, 2014)

Galárraga and Lurie on HIV in Mexico City

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Male sex workers play a key role in the concentrated HIV epidemic in Mexico City. In a recent study, PSTC Associates Omar Galárraga, Assistant Professor of Health Services, and Mark Lurie, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and other team members propose that increased condom use and HIV treatment could drastically reduce infection rates. The article, “Preventing HIV Transmission Among Partners of HIV-Positive Male Sex Workers in Mexico City: A Modeling Study,” was published in AIDS and Behavior in October.

(Distributed November 3, 2014)

Foster weighs in on recessions and birth rates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  According to a recent study, recessions may have long-term impacts on women’s childlessness. PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster responded to the findings in the HealthDay News. In “Recessions May Thwart a Woman’s Motherhood Plans Forever,” Foster says the changes in women’s decisions about having children are not good or bad but simply reflections of the economic situations they face.
(Distributed November 3, 2014)

TIME quotes Turner on L.A. traffic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  In an article published by TIME, PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Matthew Turner weighs in with an idea for changing traffic patterns in Los Angeles by charging tolls during peak driving times. The article, “No, Carmaggedon is Not Inevitable,” was published on October 1 and suggests ideas from a number of transportation experts on ways that traffic there could be reduced and improved.

(Distributed October 9, 2014)

Heller revisits India

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Patrick Heller turned an interest from his childhood in India into a productive career in development and democratic governance. And he recently gave his own children the same overseas experience. During a sabbatical in 2012-2013, Heller took his wife and two children to India, where he conducted research in the slums of Dehli. Read more...

(Distributed October 9, 2014)
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