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Youth sexual health

Youth-centered programming proves critical to expanding male sexual and reproductive health in urban Mexico

October 10, 2019

NGOs, government agencies, and scholars have been trying to increase awareness and involvement of young men in SRH matters for at least three decades, with mixed results at best.

A close look at family experiences with postpartum depression in the home

October 7, 2019

The postpartum period is a major life transition that most women go through, often multiple times.

Sexual Health Clinic Entry Sign

Economic incentives to improve HIV prevention and treatment

October 3, 2019

Omar Galárraga explores innovative approach to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV in low-income and middle-income countries.

Q&A on award-winning book, Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health after an Epidemic

September 26, 2019

Katherine Mason discusses how the 2003 outbreak of the SARS virus drastically changed China's public health system.

Remembering Sidney Goldstein

September 10, 2019

On August 5, 2019, the Population Studies and Training Center lost a visionary scholar, founding director, and beloved mentor Sidney Goldstein.

Stelios Michalopoulos receives distinguished scientific award for social sciences

August 19, 2019

PSTC Faculty Associate Stelios Michalopoulos received the distinguished scientific award for social sciences as part of the Bodossaki Foundation’s Scientific Prizes for 2019.

Harsher punishment leads to more suspensions for black kids

July 29, 2019

Elementary schools discipline black students more harshly than white students, leading to a considerable racial gap in expulsion and suspension, according to a new study published by PSTC Associate Jayanti Owens.

Four PSTC associates named endowed chairs by the Corporation of Brown University

July 22, 2019

Four PSTC faculty associates were named endowed chairs by the Corporation of Brown University in May.

Long-acting contraception use increases, short-interval births decrease with new Medicaid reimbursement program

July 8, 2019

PSTC Postdoc Maria Steenland examines a Medicaid reimbursement policy's impact on long-acting contraception use in South Carolina.

In the News

The problem with boys and education

The Problem with Boys

October 7, 2019 | BBC Radio | Jayanti Owens

Why are boys failing at school? What can be done about it? And, can experts agree on root causes? Jayanti Owens provides commentary based on her education and gender research.

Red and blue boxes

Jesse Shapiro provides insight on political polarization.

Partly filmed at the PSTC, Economist Emily Oster reveals key data points that challenge conventional parenting wisdom.

Research shows conflicting data on the impact of the intervention, but a major new study confirms it can work. PSTC Educational Economist Matthew Kraft provided commentary for this article. 

Idaho Press article references the work of PSTC Anthropologist and Epidemiologist Stephen McGarvey, who studies obesity in the South Pacific.

A study led by Associate Professor Matthew Kraft, which found text messages sent to parents of elementary school children helped encourage children to take part in literacy activities during the summer months, was...

Current research led by PSTC Sociologist Michael White is referenced for its work advancing the understanding of how migration and urbanization impact population health in South Africa.

Economist Emily Oster addresses the practicalities and logistics of parenting and working.