Welcome to the
Brown University School of Public Health
Doing good by doing research in R.I.
The community benefits of public health research are substantial, but they don't always flow from a laboratory. The data gathering is often door-to-door and face-to-face, and the research often involves the very people whose health will be improved by the findings. “It’s all focused on the health of the population,” says Terrie Fox Wetle, dean of Brown's School of Public Health.
The School of Public Health's mission
is to improve population health by:
- Conducting research to better understand disease risk factors and health promotion
- Educating future generations of health researchers and policy makers
- Providing public service through the translation of research into public policy
The School of Public Health coordinates and integrates academic, research, and public service programs relevant to population health. Public Health educational programs include undergraduate concentrations in community health and biostatistics; the fully accredited MPH Program; master of science degrees in biostatistics, epidemiology and behavioral and social sciences intervention; and doctoral programs in epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research.