“Picturing the Pandemic” opens Providence Exhibition

March 14, 2023

Created by the Pandemic Journaling Project, this visual installation offers visitors a democratic history of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PSTC Researcher Madina Agénor Develops a Database of Structural Racism-Related Laws

February 13, 2023

Racism operates at the interpersonal, cultural, and structural levels, marginalizing or excluding minoritized racial and ethnic groups from the social, economic, and political resources and opportunities that represent important social determinants of health—and exposing these groups to higher levels of social, economic, environmental, and psychosocial harms throughout the life course.

PSTC Researchers attend Migrant Health Mini-Conference in South Africa

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 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Public Health in Johannesburg, South Africa.

PSTC Researcher Investigates Accessibility of Land Degradation Data in Colombia

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 colleagues hosted a series of virtual pilot workshops with collaborators in Colombia to assess how current datasets can be better used to monitor the impacts of global land...

PSTC Sociologist Investigates the Impact of School Funds

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.

PSTC Researcher Embarks on an Initiative to Prevent Future Pandemics

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 predicting and preventing future pandemics.

PSTC Researcher Recovers Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas

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.

PSTC to Offer Undergraduate Certificate in Migration Studies

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.

PSTC Launches New Undergraduate Fellows Program

August 15, 2022

This summer, the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) launched a new undergraduate research initiative.

PSTC Researcher Investigates Disparities in Postpartum Care

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.