TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research, and Impact

The TRI-Lab Program at Brown University is an initiative that brings together students, faculty, and community practitioners to engage with complex social issues and collaboratively develop, refine, and test solutions to these issues. Topics are selected based on faculty research priorities, student interest, and community need. Lab participants work together to inquire and learn, conduct research, and create positive social impact in Providence and Rhode Island.

The heart of each Lab is one or two semester seminar in which participants explore the framework and context of an issue and harness their multiple perspectives towards creative solutions. In the year following the seminar, Lab cohorts apply for seed funding to continue to work together to build practice and knowledge around solutions.

 Currently, the TRI-Lab Program runs three Labs:

Additionally, TRI-Lab has awarded a planning grant to The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights to work with faculty and community partners to develop a future Lab focused on issues of incarceration, race, criminal justice, and health. The planning effort will be led by Brad Brockmann, Executive Director.

To learn more about TRI-Lab:

TRI-Lab in the News: