Research Project

The Brown University and Ethiopia Partnership

Since 1995, the PSTC has had an active program of training and research in Ethiopia. The longstanding institutional collaboration includes the Department of Population and Family Health at Jimma University, and recent additional collaboration with Haramaya University. Sociologist David Lindstrom is focusing on policy-relevant research on adolescent life, physical and reproductive health, and risk taking, with the goal of improving the lives of the next generation of Ethiopian citizens. Bringing together U.S. and Ethiopian researchers from Brown and Jimma Universities allows the project to improve long-term research capacity through enhanced training programs and communication networks, and fosters jointly published scientific and policy papers. Learn more on the project website here.