The Population Studies and Training Center of Brown University requests continuing support for its T32 National Research Service Award. We request support for seven doctoral trainees and one postdoctoral trainee. In this application, we provide evidence of a strong multidisciplinary training program, supported by productive, committed faculty drawn from key social science disciplines and allied health fields. The PSTC training program proposed here builds on a dynamic research infrastructure, and we show evidence of major institutional support in the form of new PSTC physical space, significant investments in graduate education generally, and new faculty recruitment. In service of national and international public health needs, the PSTC training program recruits future leaders in the field into graduate study in sociology, economics, and anthropology. Trainees are grounded in their home disciplines and receive significant training in interdisciplinary population studies through coursework, mentored research activity, colloquia, workshops, student-led activities, and education in the responsible conduct of research. An active Training Committee will supervise these training paths, coordinating with our affiliated departments. We describe both continuing and innovative organizational and pedagogical efforts to secure the training goals we outline in this application. Substantive training is organized around key thematic areas that cover conventional demographic topics and expand into newly emerging areas. We demonstrate a high level of professional engagement among students in training and consequent impact on the profession after graduation. Our proposed postdoctoral program builds on a long history of such training (without prior support under this mechanism) and takes advantage of the same superior scholarly environment and interdisciplinary atmosphere. The postdoctoral program is built around individually tailored mentored training and research. We argue that the PSTC T32 training program shows ample evidence of continued intellectual and organizational evolution, dynamic synergy across disciplines and career stage, from new trainee through senior scholar, and a commitment to excellence that will produce and strengthen the next generation of investigators and teachers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HD007338-25
Application #
8265304
Study Section
Pediatrics Subcommittee (CHHD)
Program Officer
Bures, Regina M
Project Start
1987-09-07
Project End
2013-04-30
Budget Start
2012-05-01
Budget End
2013-04-30
Support Year
25
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$214,508
Indirect Cost
$14,670
Name
Brown University
Department
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
001785542
City
Providence
State
RI
Country
United States
Zip Code
02912
Fenelon, Andrew; Danielsen, Sabrina (2016) Leaving my religion: Understanding the relationship between religious disaffiliation, health, and well-being. Soc Sci Res 57:49-62
Fenelon, Andrew; Blue, Laura (2015) Widening Life Expectancy Advantage of Hispanics in the United States: 1990-2010. J Immigr Minor Health 17:1130-7
Carabin, Hélène; Millogo, Athanase; Cissé, Assana et al. (2015) Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Human Cysticercosis in 60 Villages in Three Provinces of Burkina Faso. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0004248
Short, Susan E; Mollborn, Stefanie (2015) Social Determinants and Health Behaviors: Conceptual Frames and Empirical Advances. Curr Opin Psychol 5:78-84
Ho, Jessica Y; Fenelon, Andrew (2015) The Contribution of Smoking to Educational Gradients in U.S. Life Expectancy. J Health Soc Behav 56:307-22
Short, Susan E; Goldberg, Rachel E (2015) Children Living with HIV-Infected Adults: Estimates for 23 Countries in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS One 10:e0142580
Jiménez, Marcia P; Osypuk, Theresa L; Arevalo, Sandra et al. (2015) Neighborhood socioeconomic context and change in allostatic load among older Puerto Ricans: The Boston Puerto Rican health study. Health Place 33:1-8
Sahlu, Ida; Howe, Chanelle J; Clark, Melissa A et al. (2014) HIV status, knowledge of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and antenatal care use among Ethiopian women. J Epidemiol Glob Health 4:177-84
Sekhri, Sheetal; Storeygard, Adam (2014) Dowry Deaths: Response to Weather Variability in India. J Dev Econ 111:212-223
Shandra, Carrie L; Hogan, Dennis P; Short, Susan E (2014) Planning for motherhood: fertility attitudes, desires and intentions among women with disabilities. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 46:203-10

Showing the most recent 10 out of 65 publications