Franklin examines livability

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In urban planning, sustainability and livability play two important guiding roles. PSTC Associate and Associate Director of S4 Rachel Franklin has co-authored an article evaluating the current discourse on livability and exploring strategies for transforming the livability concept. The article, “Livability for all? Conceptual limits and practical implications,” was published in May by Applied Geography.

(Distributed November 24, 2014)

Hogan links blood pressure and HIV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – As treatments increase the life expectancy of persons who are HIV positive, other health issues such as blood pressure come into play. An article, “Blood pressure level impacts risk of death among HIV seropositive adults in Kenya: a retrospective analysis of electronic health records,” co-authored by PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan concludes that low blood pressure carries the highest mortality risk for HIV patients. BMC Infectious Diseases published the article in May.

(Distributed November 24, 2014)

Postdoctoral position in spatial analysis announced

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Brown University announces a likely opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate that may be of interest to social demographers and human geographers. The starting date is flexible, but could be as early as June 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for a one-year term that may be renewed for a second year. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but those near completion of their dissertation may be considered. Read more...

(Distributed November 24, 2014)

Moorefield awarded Wolf Prize

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  PSTC Trainee and Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Bryan Moorefield has received the Eric R. Wolf Prize, a major national student award,​ for his paper “Exceptional Protections: Contracts, Temporality, and Mexican Guestworkers.” The award is given by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, a section of the American Anthropological Association.​ Read more...

(Distributed November 6, 2014)

PSTC accepting applications for postdoctoral position

The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral reaseach associate position in Population Studies. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2015, for full consideration.

Position Description: Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary ( It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. Read more... 

(Distributed November 3, 2014)
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