Population Studies & Training Center

  • 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.

  • Migration, Urbanization, and Health

    The Migration and Health Follow-up Study, led by Michael White, seeks to help inform global health policy by improving understanding of how migration and urbanization impact population health. 

  • Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab

    Learn more about the data- and science-driven policy reform that RIIPL is working to implement in conjunction with RI policy makers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Frances Goldscheider, a former PSTC director, received the Harriet B. Presser Award at the 2017 Population Association of America's annual meeting in Chicago. The award is given in recognition of "a record of sustained research contributions to the study of gender and demography." Goldscheider, a University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Sociology, is the fifth scholar to receive the award. She directed the PSTC in 1989-1992 and 1994-1995.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Brown University President Christina Paxson, a PSTC associate and professor of Economics, has been elected a 2017 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her election to one of the country's most prestigious honorary societies recognizes her significant research contributions, recently focused on the health and welfare of children. Read more here and in the Providence Journal.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Race and Ethnicity in America, a new book published by PSTC Alumnus John Iceland (Sociology, '97), examines "patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades." Iceland, now a professor of Sociology and Demography and the head of the Department of Sociology at Penn State University, explores the underlying "causes of inequality, multiracial populations, patterns of socioeconomic well-being among specific ethnic groups, and international comparisons and policy debates." Read more about the book here.

Marida Hollos, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, passed away on April 11, following several years battling leukemia. She was a member of the Brown faculty for more than four decades, from 1974 until her retirement in 2015, and a PSTC associate since 1985. Read more.