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MPH Program Accreditation

The MPH Program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2002.  We are currently undergoing a periodic re-accreditation by CEPH with a site visit scheduled for October 9 and 10, 2014.  CEPH is accepting written comments from third parties until 30 days before the scheduled site visit.  Third party comments should be submitted in writing by September 9, 2014.  Comments can be sent by email to

(Distributed August 20, 2014)

​​Intimacy a strong motivator for PrEP HIV prevention

Many HIV-negative gay or bisexual men in steady relationships with other HIV-negative men don’t always use condoms out of a desire for intimacy. That same desire, according to a new study, makes such men more inclined to use antiretroviral medications to prevent getting HIV, a recommended practice known as PrEP. Findings reported in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
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(Distributed August 20, 2014)

Jailed family member increases risks for kids’ adult health

Annie Gjelsvik, assistant professor of epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health and lead author of the study published in the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved found that that people who grew up in a household where a member was incarcerated have a 18-percent greater risk of experiencing poor health quality than adults who did not have a family member sent to prison.Read more...

(Distributed August 8, 2014)

Informed consent: False positives are not a worry

A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial finds that a false positive screen result – a screening test in which findings initially of concern for cancer are later found not to be worrisome — did not cause participants undue anxiety or reduced quality of health. Researchers hypothesize that clear and accurate consent forms prepared patients for these false positive diagnoses. Findings reported in the journal Cancer.Read more...

(Distributed August 6, 2014)

Priorities in addiction treatment bill debated

David C. Lewis, founder of the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, comments on new Massachusetts legislation that would mandate insurance coverage for addiction treatment and why it's important to utilize less inpatient care.
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(Distributed July 29, 2014)
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