Students graduating from Brown and completing the PSTC training program are hired into both academic and private sector positions. In recent years, our graduates and postdocs have secured tenure-track placements at excellent institutions that include Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Ohio State, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, and Yale, and postdoctoral placement at Princeton’s Office of Population Research, Indiana University School of Law, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, UC San Diego, and Yale. Trainees have also gone on to positions at Amazon, Ford Motor Company, RTI International, and World Bank.

2023 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

  • Chien-Tzu Cheng (PhD in Economics) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University; Assistant Professor, Osaka University
  • Stephanie Hamin Kang (PhD in Economics) – ISO New England 
  • Tate Kihara (PhD in Sociology) – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tokyo; Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan
  • Assaf Kott (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor, Ben Gurion University
  • Erin Mellett (PhD in Anthropology) – Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of Memphis
  • Juan Pedro Ronconi (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics at Universidad de los Andes, Chile
  • Matthias Schief (PhD in Economics) – OECD, Economics Department (Policy Studies Branch)
  • Haoming Song* (PhD in Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University 
  • Shunsuke Tsuda (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Essex
  • Rachel Yorlets (PhD in Public Health) – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program at Boston Medical Center
  • Alex Yarkin* (PhD in Economics) – Postdoctoral Fellow, LISER and University of California, Davis 
  • Cai Yifeng (PhD in Anthropology) – Owner and Director of a business in Shanghai

2023 Postdoctoral Trainee Placement

  • Rachel McKane – Assistant Professor and the Jack Meyerhoff Chair of American Environmental Studies in the Department of Sociology, Brandeis University 
  • Nora Schwaller – Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

2022 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

  • Chinyere Agbai (PhD in Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University
  • Parsa Bastani (PhD in Anthropology) – Epidemic Intelligence Officer, CDC
  • Guillaume Blanc (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Manchester, UK
  • Igor Cerasa (PhD in Economics) – Analysis Group
  • Megan Collier (PhD in Sociology) – Undecided
  • Teresa Deatley (PhD in Public Health) – Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Pablo Garriga (PhD in Economics) – World Bank (office of Latin America)
  • Nicole Kreisberg (PhD in Sociology) – Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Carolina Lopez (PhD in Sociology) – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, and then the Development Research Group at World Bank
  • Kristen McNeil (PhD in Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology and Pictet Chair in Finance & Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Isabelle Notter (PhD in Sociology) – US Census Bureau
  • Chantel Pheiffer (PhD in Sociology) – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University
  • Yifan Shen (PhD in Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Bishnu Thapa (PhD in Public Health) – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University, School of Public Health
  • Amanda Zagame (PhD in Sociology) – Data Analysis Manager in the Head Start and Children's Services Department at Action for Boston Community Development
  • Valeria Zurla (PhD in Economics) – Postdoc Population Wellbeing Initiative, University of Texas at Austin, and then CSEF Italy

2022 Postdoctoral Trainee Placement

  • Joe LaBriola – Research Assistant Professor in the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan

      2021 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Whitney Arey (PhD in Anthropology) – Postdoctoral Fellow with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center
      • Ben Bellman (PhD in Sociology) – Data Technician/Research Analyst at Boulder County Community Justice Services
      • Fiori Berhane (PhD in Anthropology) – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, USC
      • Courtney Choy (PhD in Epidemiology) – Postdoctoral Fellow; Fogarty Global Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellow of Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
      • Kira Diclemente (PhD in Public Health) – Research Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
      • Francesco Maria Esposito (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Birmingham
      • Amanda Loyola (PhD in Economics) – Economist at Amazon
      • Becca Wang (PhD in Sociology) – Experience Researcher at Adobe

      2020 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Benjamin Bellman (PhD in Sociology) – Postdoctoral Research Associate at PSTC/Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) program
      • Stefan Hut (PhD in Economics) – Economist, Amazon 
      • Ken Miura (PhD in Economics)  – Assistant Professor, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Japan) 
      • Nicholas Reynolds (PhD in Economics) – Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Essex (UK)
      • Sagar Wadhwa (PhD in Economics) – Teaching Associate, California State University, Long Beach

      2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Maria Steenland – Assistant Professor of Population Studies (Research), PSTC

      2019 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Vaishali Garga (PhD in Economics) – Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
      • Jamie Hansen-Lewis (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Davis
      • Zhen Liu (PhD in Sociology) – Research Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
      • Brianna Osetinsky (PhD in Public Health) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Household Economics and Health Systems Research Unit, Health Systems and Policy Group, Basel, Switzerland
      • Yashas Vaidya (PhD in Sociology) – Analyst, Dataiku
      • Xuan Zhang (PhD in Economics) – Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Singapore Management University

      2019 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Yun Zhou – Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
      • Eric Seymour – Assistant Professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. 

      2018 Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Girija Borker (Economics) – Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
      • Marcia Pescador Jimenez* (Epidemiology) – Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
      • Zhen Liu (Sociology) – Research Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
      • Robert Patrick Mayne (Sociology) – Health care consultant, IQVIA
      • Adrian Rubli (Economics) – Assistant professor of economics, ITAM Business School, Mexico City
      • William Violette (Economics) – Economist, Federal Trade Commission

      2018 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Christopher Graziul – Data scientist, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
      • Mark Gross – Assistant professor of Sociology, Cabrini University
      • Elyse Singer* – Assistant professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

      2017 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Chelsea Cormier-McSwiggin* (Anthropology) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University (initial); User Experience Researcher, Microsoft (current)
      • Paula Dias (Anthropology) – International Development Qualitative Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR) 
      • Margarita Gáfaro (Economics) – Director, Banco de la República de Colombia, Bucaramanga Branch, and Centro de Economía Agrícola y Recursos Naturales
      • David Glick* (Economics) – Associate, Analysis Group 
      • Colin Johnson (Political Science) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Studies and Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
      • Michelle Marcus* (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
      • Sveta Milusheva* (Economics) – Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
      • Heitor Pellegrina (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi
      • Alex Reda (Sociology) – Data Scientist, Ford Motor Company
      • Ida Sahlu* (Public Health) – Epidemiologist, MITRE Corporation

      2017 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Maria Abascal (Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
      • Nathan Frey (Geography) – Senior Research Analyst, Technology Services Industry Association
      • Matthew Martinez (Sociology) – Research Analyst, Houston Education Research Consortium, Rice University
      • Casey Miller* (Anthropology) – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Muhlenberg College

      2016 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Joseph Kofi Acquah (Economics) – Economist, RTI International
      • Alex Eble (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University’s Teacher College
      • Weeam Hammoudeh (Sociology) – Assistant Professor, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University
      • Morgan Hardy (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics,  New York University, Abu Dhabi 
      • Angélica Meinhofer Santiago* (Economics) – Health Policy Researcher, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Branch, RTI International
      • Heather Randell* (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, Annapolis (initial); Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland School of Public Health (current)

      2016 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placement

      • Mao-Mei Liu* (Sociology) – Lecturer, Department of Sociology, and Assistant Director of Cal-ADAR, University of California, Berkeley
      • Tyler Myroniuk (Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, George Mason University

      2015 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Alexei Abrahams* (Economics) – Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego (initial); Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Research Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (current)
      • Karida Brown* (Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA 
      • Andrea Flores (Anthropology) – Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology, Brown University (initial); Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University (current)
      • Yara Jarallah (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland (initial); Research Fellow in Gender and Health, University of Melbourne (current)
      • Tim Squires (Economics) – Economist, Amazon 
      • Lawrence Were (Public Health) – Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University

      2015 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Yun-Sang Lee – Associate Research Fellow, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
      • Peter Richards – Economic Advisor, Global Engagement and Strategy Team, Bureau of Food Security, USAID
      • Yannay Spitzer – Assistant Professor of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
      • Weiwei Zhang – Assistant Professor of Sociology, South Dakota State University, and Director of the South Dakota Rural Life and Census Data Center
      • Yushu Zhu – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, and Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia (initial); Program Manager (Surveys and Polling), Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (current)

      2014 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Paul Christian (Economics) – Research Associate, Cornell University School of Applied Economics and Management (initial); Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank (current)
      • Shiva Koohi* (Economics) – Economist, Federal Trade Commission
      • Erica Mullen* (Sociology) – City Research Scientist, Department of Social Services, NYC Office of Evaluation and Research
      • Gareth Olds (Economics) – Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School (initial); Senior Economist/Data Scientist, Nike (current)
      • Gayatri Singh (Sociology) – Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank
      • Kristin Skrabut* (Anthropology) – Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (initial); Lecturer of Social Studies, Harvard University (current)
      • Stacey Vanderhurst* (Anthropology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Law (initial); Assistant Professor, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas (current)
      • Trina Vithayathil* (Sociology) – Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Providence College

      2014 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Ellen Block – U.S. Fulbright Scholar, African Regional Research Program for AIDS and AIDS-related research in Sub-Saharan Africa (initial); Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (current)
      • Julia Burdick-Will – Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education, Johns Hopkins University
      • Andrew Fenelon* – Research Service Fellow, Analytic Studies Branch, National Center for Health Statistics (initial); Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, University of Maryland (current)
      • Richard Turner – Postdoctoral Fellow, Mississippi State University (initial); Research Project Manager, National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (current)

      2013 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Orly Clerge (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Tufts University (current)
      • Florencia Borrescio Higa (Economics) – Assistant Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
      • Inna Leykin (Anthropology) – Ginsberg Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (initial); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication, The Open University of Israel (current)
      • Mercedes Lyson (Sociology) – Researcher, Northeastern University (initial); Senior Research Associate, Tufts Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine (current)
      • Weiwei Zhang (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology, South Dakota State University, and Director of the South Dakota Rural Life and Census Data Center (current)

      2012 PSTC Predoctoral Trainee Placements

      • Rachel Goldberg* (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Office for Population Research, Princeton University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine (current)
      • Jacob Goldston* (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, University of South Carolina (initial); Financial Economist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (current)
      • Moshi Herman (Sociology) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College (initial); Fellow in Demography, London School of Economics; Teaching Fellow in Global Health, King's College London (current)
      • Daeho Kim (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
      • Yong Suk Lee (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College (initial); SK Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (current)
      • Adam Storeygard* (Economics) – Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
      • Jing Song (Sociology) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Baptist University (initial); Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong (current)
      • Isabel Tecu (Economics) – Associate Principal, Charles River Associates (initial); Principal, Charles River Associates (current)
      • Ishani Tewari (Economics) – Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Management (initial); Assistant Professor of Business Management, Curry College (current)
      • Hongwei Xu (Sociology) – Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan (initial); Faculty Research Fellow, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan (current)

      2012 PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Placements

      • Bianca Dahl – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
      • Megan Klein Hattori – Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
      • Kenneth Maes* – Assistant Professor of Biocultural Anthropology, Oregon State University

      *Indicates NICHD fellow