November 16, 2023
Using innovative survey techniques, the project aims to comprehensively document the experiences of migrants to the U.S. from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
October 17, 2023
As part of the TestRI research project, PSTC epidemiologist Alexandra B. Collins worked alongside RI community partners to better understand and mitigate local overdose risk.
September 5, 2023
Assistant Professor of Population Studies Meghan Zacher explores potential link between educational inequality and women’s increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
August 4, 2023
In his recently published paper, PSTC economist Stelios Michalopoulos investigates why Christian populations experience higher rates of educational mobility throughout Africa.
July 3, 2023
PSTC researcher Anna Aizer and her colleagues identify heightened wartime labor demand as source of increased economic opportunity for Black families.
June 12, 2023
PSTC researchers are creating a new national database to record the triumphs of immigrant graduate students and highlight the remaining barriers to educational equity.
May 22, 2023
On Thursday, May 18, members of the PSTC community gathered to celebrate the graduation of 10 PSTC trainees who will receive PhDs from the Brown University Graduate School this month.
April 10, 2023
The most recent undertaking of the Urban Transition Historical GIS Project, the Century Project seeks to create a geographical database of historically segregated urban communities.
March 14, 2023
Created by the Pandemic Journaling Project, this visual installation offers visitors a democratic history of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A research project called MAPPS is convening a wide array of community members to better understand how social mixing contributes to virus spread, and how that may inform future pandemic response.
Before rushing to build the next DARPA, we need to assess the R&D model we have.
Legislating Inequity: Structural Racism In Groups Of State Laws And Associations With Premature Mortality Rates
November 8, 2023 | Health Affairs | Madina Agénor
Most evaluations of health equity policy have focused on the effects of individual laws. However, multiple laws’ combined effects better reflect the crosscutting nature of structurally racist legal regimes.
November 3, 2023 | The Boston Globe | David Savitz
The childhood cancer cases and subsequent litigation were chronicled in ‘A Civil Action.’
October 31, 2023 | Liberty Street Economics (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) | Peter Hull
Childhood experiences have an enormous impact on children’s long-term societal contributions. Experiencing childhood maltreatment is associated with compromised physical and mental health, decreased educational attainment...
October 24, 2023 | The New York Times | John Friedman and Margot Jackson
The differences in how rich and poor children are educated start very early.
October 17, 2023 | The Hindu | Patrick Heller
Robin Jeffrey, a visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies in Singapore, and Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University in the U.S., will...
October 13, 2023 | USA Today | Emily Oster
The scores offer among the most comprehensive national pictures of student learning, pointing to some progress but persistent challenges.