Welcome to the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice

The mission of the Brown University Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice (HSPP) in the School of Public Health is to conduct basic and applied research that advances scientific knowledge regarding the determinants of population health, to translate this scientific knowledge into improved public health policy and practice, and to train the next generation of researchers and practitioners.  In pursuit of this mission, HSPP faculty conduct a broad range of research funded by the NIH and other organizations, and has undergraduate, graduate, medical student and post-doctoral fellowship educational programs.  In addition, we have developed relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in Rhode Island state agencies, such as the Department of Health, that allow our faculty and trainees to both provide needed services and be active participants in the policy making process.  

HSPP Department Chair Ira Wilson with School of Public Health Leadership Team

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Rear, from left, department chairs Christopher Kahler (BSS), Stephen Buka (Epi), and Constantine Gatsonis (Biostats). Front, Ira Wilson (HSPP) and Terrie “Fox” Wetle, dean of public health.  Scott Kingsley for Brown University 


Vincent Mor, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice and Florence Pirce Grant University Professor of Community Health, discusses his new Demonstration Project, which focuses on video-assisted advanced care planning:


Open Faculty Position:

  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-track or Tenured)
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Research)