NICHD Predoctoral Fellows

With support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the PSTC population studies training program is one of the longest continuously funded demography training programs in the country, offering up to five graduate fellowships annually. In addition, Graduate School offers two fellowships annually to international students.

The relatively small size of the training program guarantees personalized attention, collaborative research opportunities, close faculty mentoring, access to outstanding facilities, and additional financial support for field research, data acquisition, and specialized language or methods courses.

The following trainees are fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Anthropology

Addiction, Health, Illicit drugs, Iran

Photo of Ailish Burns

Sociology

Demography, health disparities, reproductive justice, inequality, mixed methods

Tate Kihara

Sociology

Demography, Immigration, Political participation, United States

Economics

Applied microeconomics, Development economics

Haoming Song

Sociology

Demography, Family, Gender, Social Inequality

Photo of Alexander Wambach

Sociology

Family, Life course, Migration

Rachel Yorlets

Epidemiology

Immigration, Social determinants of HIV/TB, Health disparities, South Africa

Valeria Zurla

Economics

Public economics, Political economy, Health economics, Mobility and inequality