January 22, 2021
Fussell hopes that by developing a longitudinal data set from 2000 to 2020, she will better understand how the 2006 and 2017 disasters influenced migration from Puerto Rico to the U.S.
December 18, 2020
In 2020, we celebrated two staff milestones: Tom Alarie's 25 years working at PSTC, and Sue Silveira's retirement.
December 18, 2020
The PSTC colloquia moved online for most of 2020.
December 17, 2020
PSTC Postdoctoral Research Associate Meghan Zacher studies how natural disasters affect physical health in a new paper.
December 14, 2020
With a focus on the demographic composition of the editorial teams of flagship quantitative geography journals, Franklin and her team investigated the persistent lack of gender diversity.
December 9, 2020
In order to collect submissions without being “extractive or intrusive,” users maintain ownership over their submissions and sign consent forms to share their anonymous entries.
December 7, 2020
Steenland believes that providing long-acting reversible contraception in the immediate postpartum period will give women more control over childbearing.
December 3, 2020
PSTC economist Emily Oster's dashboard has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and in her own Opinion article for the Washington Post.
November 24, 2020
“Looking at the relationship between paternal education and infant health is another way to understand how parents pass on their educational advantages to their children," Rangel said.
In the News
PSTC economist John Friedman comments on why traditional stimulus payments aren't as effective during the pandemic.
January 11, 2021 | Forbes | Neil Thakral
In the context of consumer confidence, PSTC economist Neil Thakral explains how the speed at which the CARES Act stimulus payments are distributed impacts their potential to stimulate the economy.
December 8, 2020 | Boston Magazine | Joseph Hogan
PSTC sociologist John Logan describes the history of both informal and legally binding racial segregation between neighborhoods.
December 2, 2020 | HuffPost | Patrick Heller
PSTC sociologist Patrick Heller argues that India should invest in social safety nets to protect citizens from future crises.
December 2, 2020 | Reuters | Joseph Hogan
PSTC biostatistician Joseph Hogan is one author of the editorial that Reuters is summarizing
November 24, 2020 | The Washington Post | Emily Oster
PSTC economist Emily Oster discusses whether schools are sites of significant COVID-19 transmission.
November 13, 2020 | The Atlantic | Megan Ranney
PSTC Epidemiologist Meghan Ranney comments on the continued hardship that healthcare workers face.
November 9, 2020 | The Providence Journal | Mark Lurie
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial data is “potentially groundbreaking,” according to PSTC epidemiologist Mark Lurie, although he emphasized that we have not yet observed any long-term effects.