NICHD Fellowships

The PSTC’s training program provides interdisciplinary training in demography to graduate students from affiliated departments at Brown University. As one of the longest continuously funded demography training programs in the country, the PSTC also offers mentoring and funding opportunities, including an NICHD fellowship, which provides full academic and research support for one year to five PSTC graduate trainees.

The following have been named fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Chinyere Agbai (Sociology)
  • Whitney Arey (Anthropology)
  • Benjamin Bellman (Sociology)
  • Jamie Hansen-Lewis (Economics)
  • Brianna Osetinsky (Public Health)

The research of the 2016-2017 PSTC fellows is highlighted below.

Fiori Berhane (Anthropology) studies the experiences of Eritrean refugees in Italy. Read more.



Nicole Kreisberg (Sociology) researches the legal status of first-generation immigrants and civic stratification in the U.S. Read more.



Michelle Marcus (Economics) studies the impacts of pollution on health. Read more.



Nicholas Reynolds (Economics) researches the mortality rate among white Americans as well as trade and development in Ancient Greece. Read more. 



Rebecca Wang (Sociology) studies migration in South Africa. Read more.