The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) promotes innovative research on social, institutional, and environmental dimensions of population structures and processes fundamental to health and well-being. Established in 1964, the PSTC benefits from a deep, interdisciplinary network of committed scholars at Brown. This application describes how a new round of dedicated resources for this dynamic community of 49 faculty associates will advance knowledge within and across social science and public health fields, and leverage significant university investment for research activity. The PSTC has three distinctive Signature Institutional Features: Anthropological Demography, Spatial Inquiry, and International Demography, especially African Demography. The PSTC will make distinctive intellectual contributions in each of five Primary Research Areas: Migration and Urbanization; Demographic Change and Economic Development; Children, Families, and Health; Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS; and Population and Environment. The PSTC promotes theoretically creative, methodologically state of the art research that is appropriately relevant to real world challenges.

Public Health Relevance

OVERALL COMPONENT: PROJECT NARRATIVE The proposed award will support infrastructure designed to enhance population science at Brown University. It will promote innovative research on the social, institutional, and environmental dimensions of population structures and processes that are fundamental to health and well-being. This research will lead to a better understanding of the reasons for migration and the effects of such migration on individuals and societies; the implications of changes in families for children and the adults they become; and the role of social factors in resource use and health. The findings from this research can inform policies related to these topics, and thereby contribute to efforts to support health and well-being.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers (P2C)
Project #
5P2CHD041020-20
Application #
9970264
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1)
Program Officer
King, Rosalind B
Project Start
2001-07-11
Project End
2021-05-31
Budget Start
2020-06-01
Budget End
2021-05-31
Support Year
20
Fiscal Year
2020
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Brown University
Department
Social Sciences
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
001785542
City
Providence
State
RI
Country
United States
Zip Code
02912
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