Gasoline and child health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The 2015 S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize was awarded to PSTC Trainee Michelle Marcus (Economics). Marcus presented her paper, “On the Road to Recovery: Gasoline Content Regulations and Child Health,” at the third annual S4 Graduate Fellow Lecture and Reception. The award, which includes a cash prize, is given to a graduate student for a paper that employs spatial analysis/thinking or GIS. Read more.

(Distributed June 8, 2015)

India Exclusion Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology and International Affairs Patrick Heller served as an advisor for the 2013-2014 India Exclusion Report. The annual report analyzes the plight of disadvantaged groups that are often excluded in Indian society. It serves as a resource for policy makers in regard to education, health, employment, and urban planning.

(Distributed June 5, 2015)

PSTC grants “time out” for African scholar

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – For three weeks at the PSTC, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage took a “time out” and worked “like I did when I was a Ph.D. student.” As a visiting African scholar at the PSTC, Kimani-Murage, an associate research scientist at the Africa Population Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, immersed herself in the “luxury of time” to take a break from administrative responsibilities and focus on writing and collaborative projects. Read more.

(Distributed June 2, 2015)
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