Upcoming Events


PSTC Colloquia

It Takes Two: Couples-focused HIV Prevention Program for Transwomen and their Partners

Don Operario, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University

This research presentation will review the epidemiology and context contributing to HIV transmission among transgender women (transwomen), and will describe pilot findings as well as the study design for a randomized controlled trial to test a couples-focused HIV prevention program for transwomen and their partners. 

PSTC Colloquia

Can the Digital Revolution Promote Gender Equality?

Ridhi Kashyap, Associate Professor of Social Demography, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

University of Oxford demographer Ridhi Kashyap will present findings on how the proliferation of mobile phones can empower women in Sub-Saharan Africa and potentially contribute to the fight for gender equality.

PSTC Colloquia

‘Social Relief’: HIV Hotspots, Truckstop Sex Work and Violence in East Africa

Shanti A. Parikh, Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and of African and African-American Studies, Washington University, St. Louis

Anthropologist Shanti A. Parikh will address topics related to sexual health in East Africa.

PSTC Colloquia

Structural Racism and Health Stratification in the U.S.: Connecting Theory to Measurement

Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University

Duke sociologist Tyson H. Brown will discuss his research on the underexplored relationship between macro-level structural racism and population health in the United States.

PSTC Colloquia

Survey as Apprehension: Eliciting Abuse One Prompt at a Time

Sonia Rupcic, PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Sonia Rupcic will introduce a paper that draws on 22 months of ethnographic fieldwork in South Africa and asks crucial questions about data collection and research on gendered violence.


PSTC Colloquia

Physician Bias and Racial Disparities in Health: Evidence from Veterans' Pensions

Trevon Logan, Professor of Economics, The Ohio State University (joint with Shari Eli and Boriana Miloucheva, University of Toronto)

Dr. Logan will discuss racial differences in longevity through his findings on the monumental impact of physicians' racial bias when determining veterans' pension awards.

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Converging Epidemics: HIV and Obesity in Pregnancy among South African Women

Angela Bengtson, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University

Dr. Bengtson will discuss her work on the intersection of HIV, obesity, and perinatal health and discuss preliminary findings from a pilot study among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women in South Africa.

PSTC Colloquia

The Color of Disaster: Race and Housing Loss in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

Elizabeth Fussell, Associate Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society, Brown University

Fussell will share her research on the reasons behind the drastic shift in New Orleans' demographics after Hurricane Katrina.


PSTC Colloquia

Flash Session

Several PSTC predoctoral trainees will present their work-in-progress or completed research.