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Population Studies Center: In the News

Alison Buttenheim featured in Penn Today about COVID-19 vaccine

Alison Buttenheim (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about the fair ethical allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Buttenheim was quoted discussing how to distribute vaccines when the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.

--January 15, 2021

Tukufu Zuberi featured on In These Times podcast

Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a bonus episode of OMNIA's In These Times podcast about the recent attack on the capital building. Zuberi discusses the historical and sociological context of the attack and what comes next.

--January 15, 2021


New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Köksal, Selin, Luca Maria Pesando, Valentina Rotondi, and Ebru Şanlıtürk. 2021. "Harnessing the Potential of Online Searches for Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Intimate Partner Violence in Italy." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2021-61.

--January 12, 2021

Want to learn about our PhD programs?


Luca Maria Pesando – GGD Alumni and Postdoc

A few weeks ago the library staff met with Luca Maria Pesando about his experience in the GGD program, research projects, and the future.

Quartet Pilot Project Competition


Request for Proposals: 2021-2022 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due on Monday, March 22, 2021

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review.

Click here to download the application materials and to read the RFP Guidelines.

Click here to read about former and currently funded projects