Housing laws and public health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Enforcement of housing laws is not always consistent, though consistency would send a message to low-income residents about the importance of their health and safety in an attempt to help equalize opportunity. "When Are Laws Strictly Enforced? Criminal Justice, Housing Quality, And Public Health" cites research co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer. Her team found that reductions in lead poisoning in Rhode Island's African-American children had positive effects on lowering the black-white test score gap.

(Distributed November 25, 2015)

Grant funds reproductive health research

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Omar Galarraga is part of team that was recently awarded a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The funding, to be used in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IFFP/WHR), will support an upcoming conference at the Watson Institute as well as joint research projects addressing sexual and reproductive health issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including adolescent fertility and pregnancy, gender-based violence, and masculinities and men’s sexual and reproductive health.

(Distributed November 24, 2015)

RIIPL aids RI study of race and traffic stops

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Starting January 1, Rhode Island will be implementing a study on whether race may influence police decisions to make traffic stops. The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL), led by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Justine Hastings, will aid the state’s transportation department in analyzing the records from the study. In “Brown academics to assist in R.I. traffic-stop study,” Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Pare says, “This is not going to end racial profiling... but this is a great first step.”

(Distributed November 19, 2015)
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