Cinnamon Bidwell and many CAAS colleagues find that a certain gene, combined with high scores on a scale of impulsivity, correlate with a higher likelihood of marijuana-related problems among young users of the drug. Results appear this month in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. http://news.brown.edu/shorts
Brown approved the establishment of a PhD program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) set to launch in AY’14. The program will educate students to employ behavioral and social science theory and methods to understand contemporary health problems.
At the American Public Health Association meeting Nov. 2-6, 2013, in Boston, Brown researchers will present about three dozen research reports. Two faculty members will be honored with major awards and the University’s new School of Public Health will welcome colleagues at a special reception. news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/10/apha
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. Read more...