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.

Maria Steenland

Current Fellow

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

2017-2018

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

2016-2017

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.

Mao-Mei Liu

2014-2016

Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. Her research interests lie in migration, family, inequality, gender, and social networks.

Andrew Fenelon

2012-2014

Fenelon is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. He brings a social science and population perspective to health services research, and his main research interests focus on health disparities, population health, health policy, and methods.

Kenneth Maes

2010-2012

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

2008-2010

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.