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Population Studies Center: In the News

New Research by Damon Centola featured in Penn Today and Video

Damon Centola (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for recently published research in Nature Communications,"The Reduction of Race and Gender Bias in Clinical Treatment Recommendations Using Clinician Peer Networks in an Experimental Setting." In a brief video, Centola explains how putting clinicians into structured networks can help reduce medical bias against women and minorities.

--November 16, 2021

Sharon Wolf featured in Penn Today

Sharon Wolf (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today about new research in Ghana that examines implications of COVID-19 on returning to school.

--November 11, 2021

Emily Hannum appointed Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences

Emily Hannum (PSC Research Associate) has been appointed Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences. Hannum is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on poverty and child welfare, social stratification, and sociology of education, particularly in China. Read more about this announcement on the Penn Arts & Sciences News webpage.

--November 9, 2021

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Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo – PSC & PARC Research Associates

The Spotlight Series has now expanded to audio! Each Spotlight shows the breadth and scope of research interests and expertise at the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center at Penn. In this installment of the series I had the pleasure of interviewing Jere R. Behrman and Irma T. Elo. Jere Behrman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics and Professor of Sociology. Irma Elo is the Associate Director of the Population Aging Research Center. She is also the Chair of Sociology here at Penn.

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