Population Studies & Training Center

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chinese society after one-child policy

    The PSTC hosted a conference to discuss the ongoing implications of China’s one-child policy and other issues in contemporary Chinese society.

  • Graduating PSTC trainees secure placements

    Six PSTC trainees have completed their degree programs and PSTC demography training at Brown and successfully navigated the job market, securing a variety of placements.

  • Summer 2016 GIS Institute

    The Summer 2016 GIS Institute program included presentations by two PSTC trainees who examined child care markets and estimated impacts of international migration on entrepreneurship.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC is accepting applications for a grant and contract specialist. The position is designed to serve as a research administration liaison and grants manager and a single point of contact for investigators to be responsible for fully managing an assigned portfolio of small and large research proposals from proposal preparation to closing with a flexible, proactive, and service-focused approach. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – With an average of 63 infants dying per day, the U.S. falls behind 25 other industrialized countries when it comes to keeping babies alive. In "The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old" in the New York Times, a recent paper co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster sheds light on the situation, noting that many deaths happen between the ages of one month and one year and occur disproportionately among infants born to poor women. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC welcomes two Leadership Alliance participants to the Center this summer. They are among the 28 participating in the program at Brown this year. In addition to working on their own projects, Desiree Lloyd and Nicolas Lopez are being mentored by PSTC faculty and assisting them with their research. They also participate in weekly seminars and GRE prep on campus and are preparing to give poster presentations at Brown in August and oral presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium at the end of July. Read more.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.  In this research, Brown’s PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Read more.