PSTC researchers are recognized locally and internationally as leaders in the scientific study of human populations. They advance health and well-being around the world through investigating key life processes in six signature research themes. Whether it is through their work on maternal mortality, educational disparities, or migration as a result of war or climate change, our researchers recognize that health and well-being reflects demographic processes and broader social and political contexts.

Our faculty associates investigate human behavior through economic, social, spatial, health, and anthropological demography lenses. While most faculty associates hail from the social science disciplines of Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology, the PSTC's links to the School of Public Health, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, the Warren Alpert Medical School, and the departments of Education, History, and Political Science all provide rich opportunities for innovation and collaboration.