Population Studies & Training Center

  • Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment

    This interdisciplinary series tackles the (re)production of gender inequalities within a variety of areas, including health, violence, and economic empowerment.

  • PSTC hosts Population and Environment journal

    Elizabeth Fussell is now editor-in-chief of this publication that showcases research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues.

  • Masculinities and male reproductive health

    Matthew Gutmann's research, funded by the Toulmin Foundation, provides an innovative look at male perceptions of masculinities and sexual and reproductive health.

  • PSTC fellows

    Read more about the projects of five trainees who recently completed their PSTC fellowships funded by the NICHD, which provided them time and resources to pursue their research agendas. 

  • Impacts of childhood lead poisoning

    Anna Aizer's research assesses the effectiveness of lead hazard controls and the economic consequences associated with childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – At the start of the academic year, the PSTC welcomes 27 new community members, including faculty associates, visiting scholars, and predoctoral and postdoctral trainees. They come as anthropologists, economists, geographers, and sociologists, and as public policy and public health scholars, adding to the PSTC's vibrant research community committed to addressing local, national, and global population challenges. Meet them here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Chinyere Agbai, a predoctoral trainee at the Population Studies and Training Center, has been selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars program, which provides a leadership development opportunity for predoctoral students who bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research and want to do research to advance health equity. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Girija Borker, a predoctoral trainee at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC), has been awarded the Data2X Big Data for Gender Challenge dissertation grant for her research on the impact of street harassment on the economic mobility of women in India. Borker is a graduate student in the Department of Economics at Brown. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Werner-Gren Foundation has awarded funding to Júlia Vich-Bertran, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC). The funds will support a two-day workshop titled “Transnational Childhood Fields: Relatedness, Belonging, and Governance” to be held at the PSTC next year. Read more.