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PSTC welcomes new community members

September 6, 2018

Faculty associates, visiting scholars, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees, and staff members join the Center community.

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Addressing data, natural disasters, and effects on older adults

July 20, 2018

PSTC Faculty Associate Elizabeth Fussell examines use of data to analyze environmental disasters and their consequences for older adults.

Meghan Caven

Caven named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow

July 19, 2018

PSTC Trainee Meghan Caven will teach a course on Schools and Social Inequality at Wheaton College this year.

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Bouek wins ASA's Thompson Award

July 11, 2018

PSTC Trainee Jennifer Bouek has won the 2018 ASA's Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award.

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PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

June 21, 2018

Three students to do research and be mentored at the PSTC this summer.

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Immigrant naturalization, divorce, and early childhood centers

June 20, 2018

Trainees Tate Kihara, Janet Carolina Lopez, and Haoming Song presented their research at the GIS Institute Conference.

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Newsletter recaps PSTC research and awards

June 18, 2018

Catch up with the latest in the Spring 2018 edition of the PSTC newsletter.

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Do you do population research?

June 5, 2018

The PSTC is now accepting applications to develop collaborative population-related projects. Applications due June 10.

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BIARI kicks off at Brown and in Kenya

June 4, 2018

PSTC faculty associates convene Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) on campus and across the globe.

In the News

Omar Galarraga

Omar Galarraga's research shows the importance of addressing social determinants of health.

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Zhenchao Qian's research on marriage in the U.S. finds previously married individuals are disadvantaged in the marriage market.

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Does Teacher Coaching Work?

September 5, 2018 | Education Next | Matthew Kraft

Matthew Kraft discusses the past, present, and future of teacher coaching.

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Epidemiologist Mark Lurie says offering condoms in schools can make a difference in spread of STIs.

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John Friedman aims for revitalization of the American Dream using big data and increasing upward mobility.

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PSTC epidemiologist Stephen Buka comments on new studies, noting that issues during pregnancy are a high risk factor for autism.

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Many Americans feel "the American Dream is slipping away," says PSTC economist John Friedman.

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Matthew Kraft and John Papay have been ranked among the most influential educators in the U.S.