December 22, 2022
This October, Professor of Population Studies Mike White and PSTC Postdoctoral Research Associate Chantel Pfeiffer gathered with fellow researchers from the Migrant Health Follow Up Study (MHFUS) for a mini-conference...
November 23, 2022
As part of his ongoing work with the Land Degradation Neutrality Project (Tools4LDN), Interim Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and Assistant Professor of Population Studies Kevin Mwenda and his...
October 17, 2022
PSTC Sociologist Emily Rauscher has received funding from the Gilead Foundation to study how specific uses of school funds affect education and health outcomes.
October 11, 2022
Mark Lurie, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the International Health Institute at Brown University, has received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a complex simulation model for...
September 15, 2022
Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to investigate and document Indigenous enslavement in the Americas between 1492 and 1900.
September 2, 2022
For the first time in the Center’s history, this semester, undergraduate students will be eligible to pursue the PSTC’s new Migration Studies Certificate.
August 15, 2022
This summer, the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) launched a new undergraduate research initiative.
August 3, 2022
Assistant Professor of Population Studies Maria Steenland has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether postpartum outcomes vary between foreign-born and U.S.-born low-income women.
July 19, 2022
Over the last year, the PSTC is pleased to have welcomed several new staff members.
In the News
January 24, 2023 | The Washington Post | Matthew Kraft
There is an educator shortage in the United States, but it is crucial to understand the details. First, this is about more than teachers.
The job of a pope is, compared to that of secular leaders, enviably straightforward. He is absolute ruler of a tiny sovereign state with a vast spiritual diaspora. Where the job starts to get more complicated is in times...
January 13, 2023 | Bloomberg | Megan Ranney
A conversation with physician and public-health researcher Megan Ranney on why the link between mental illness and mass shootings isn’t as clear as we might assume.
January 9, 2023 | Knowable Magazine | Susan E. Short and Meghan Zacher
The state of women’s health in the US is shocking — even to us, medical sociologists and demographers with a history of studying gender and health.
Oded Galor's book, "The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality," has been included on The Times' list of Best Philosophy and Ideas Books of 2022.
December 20, 2022 | Inside Climate News | Elizabeth Fussell
Despite an increase in wildfire risk spurred by climate change, Americans are moving to wildfire-prone areas and prioritizing lower housing costs and amenities such as temperate weather and recreational opportunities over...
PSTC Faculty Affiliate Dr. Megan Ranney explains the nationwide antibiotic shortage.
December 13, 2022 | The Times of India | Elizabeth Fussell
The Times of India interviews PSTC Researcher Elizabeth Fussell about key trends in climate migration.