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.

Elyse Singer

Current Fellow

Elyse is a qualitative medical anthropologist whose research centers on reproductive health, human rights, bioethics, gender, and citizenship. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Casey Miller


Casey 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


Mao-Mei 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


Andrew 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


Kenneth 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


Michelle 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.