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McGarvey addresses schistosomiasis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Schistosoma japonicum, a parasite that causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is causing infection rates that may be endemic in 28 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines. PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has coauthored an article on the distribution of the infection in the Philippines. The study attempts to pinpoint the most efficient distribution of parasitic disease control resources and concludes that a spatially targeted approach is warranted to combat the spread of infection. Read more...

(Distributed December 18, 2014)

Hogan and Short on fertility and disability

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Women with and without disabilities often have similar attitudes toward motherhood. PSTC Associates Dennis Hogan, Professor of Population Studies, and Susan Short, Professor of Sociology, have published “Planning for Motherhood: Fertility Attitudes, Desires And Intentions Among Women with Disabilities,” in the December issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The article discusses the relationship between disability, motherhood attitudes, and fertility intentions.

(Distributed December 10, 2014)

Logan on racial inequality in WSJ

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  A December 3 article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan. The article, “Even When Minorities Do Well in the Suburbs, Racial Inequalities Follows,” notes that despite increasing diversity in American suburbs many blacks and Hispanics – even those with incomes equal to or higher than non-Hispanic whites and Asians – live in neighborhoods with higher levels of poverty. Read more...

(Distributed December 9, 2014)

IBT highlights Harrison on AIDS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  On December 1, the International Business Times featured PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Science Abigail Harrison. The article, “On World AIDS Day, Epidemic Only Getting Worse For Young African Women,” reports an increase in HIV infections is resulting from a combination of factors including systemic issues such as poverty, political instability, and cultural views on marriage.

(Distributed December 8, 2014)
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