NICHD Postdoctoral Fellows

For the past ten years, a PSTC postdoctoral fellow has been funded each year by the NICHD. The two-year position allows fellows to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from among the PSTC's faculty associates. The PSTC's NICHD postdoctoral fellows have had great success in securing positions following their time at the Center.

Isabel García Valdivia


Isabel García Valdivia is a sociologist specializing in [im]migration, life course and aging, and race and ethnicity.

Sonia Rupcic


Rupcic is an legal and medical anthropologist who investigates social categories of harm. Through ethnographic attention to everyday practices of remedy and redress, she explores the intersection of gender, ethnicity and violence.

Maria Steenland


Steenland is a health scientist with training in epidemiology, health economics, econometrics, and impact evaluation. Her research uses econometric methods to evaluate maternal and reproductive health programs and policies in sub-Saharan Africa and in the U.S.

Elyse Singer


Elyse Singer is an assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. She is a qualitative medical anthropologist whose research centers on reproductive health, human rights, bioethics, gender, and citizenship.

Casey Miller


Miller is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Muhlenberg College. He is a cultural and medical anthropologist whose research examines the intersections of gender, sexuality, kinship, civil society, and health in China.

Andrew Fenelon


Fenelon is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Sociology and an Affiliate Member of the Population Research Institute at Penn State University. His main research interests focus on health disparities, population health, health policy, and methods.

Kenneth Maes


Maes is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University. He is a biocultural medical anthropologist interested in links between health workers, health policy, and health outcomes.

Michelle Poulin


Poulin is a sociologist working in the Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab within the World Bank's Africa Region's Chief Economist's office. Her research interests include culture, economic activity, family and changes in the family, and methods of data collection.