Population Studies & Training Center

  • American Communities Project

    The American Communities Project showcases the program of research coordinated by John Logan, including studies on social and spatial inequalities and school segregation and racial disparities in education.

  • Subsidies remove healthcare barriers

    A study by Assistant Professor of Economics Anja Sautmann shows that subsidies help children in Mali recieve the healthcare they need.

  • Adoptive migration

    In this brief video, Jessaca Leinaweaver discusses her research on migration within Peru as well as from Peru to Spain via both adoption and labor migration and the varying implications for Peruvians in Spain.

  • Trainee research

    Each year, an NICHD fellowship supports five PSTC trainees, providing them time and funding to pursue their research agendas. Click to read about the projects of recent fellows.

  • Short appointed PSTC director

    Professor of Sociology Susan Short, a long-time faculty associate of the PSTC, assumed leadership of the PSTC on July 1. She replaces Professor of Economics Andrew Foster.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Paul Ryan's proposed changes to the Medicare program could affect many older Americans, forcing them to make healthcare choices from a confusing array of "Medicare exchanges" options. "Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare" cites research co-authored by former PSTC Trainee Momotazur Rahman, now an assistant professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Less racism, not more education, is the reason Asian Americans have closed the wage gap with whites. A recent study by Assistant Professor of Economics Nathaniel Hilger examines the only "non-white US racial group to experience long-term, institutional discrimination yet today exhibit high income." Hilger's work is cited in "The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans." Hilger's research was also covered by Bloomberg and an additional article in the Washington Post.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Society for Medical Anthropology's Critical Anthropology for Global Health Caucus has selected Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason as the recipient of the Rudolf Virchow Award. Mason won the award for her article, "H1N1 Is Not a Chinese Virus: the Racialization of People and Viruses in Post-SARS China." A winner is selected annually for work with a "critical anthropology focus with rich ethnographic data" and "critical perspectives in medical anthropology."

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Achievement First, a network of public charter schools in five cities, is looking to expand its presence in Providence. A recent article, "Brown economist to help analyze potential impact of Achievement First expansion," highlights the role that Professor of Economics Justine Hastings will play as one of several experts to provide analysis to the Rhode Island Department of Education about the proposed expansion. Hastings has published extensively about school choice.