Lundy Braun, Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Africana Studies
Akilah Dulin, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health

Ronald Aubert, Professor of the Practice, CSREA and the School of Public Health

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Lundy Braun – Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Africana Studies

Lundy Braun is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and Africana studies and a member of the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The overarching goal of her research is to analyze the historical role of science in the production of racial hierarchies. She has participated in national and international workshops on race, imperialism, genetics, and health and has also been a recipient of a Professional Development Award from the NSF; a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Public Health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; and a Scholar Award from the NSF.  Braun has also organized a Working Group on Race, Medicine, and Social Justice at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University. She is the author of Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), for which she received the 2018 Ludwig Fleck Award from the 4S (and Honorable Mention for the 2017 Rachel Carson Award.)

Akilah Dulin– Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Akilah Dulin is an associate professor of behavioral and social sciences in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Dulin obtained a Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 and joined Brown University in July of 2012. She is affiliated with the Center for Health Equity Research. Her research has two primary foci that include examining (1) risk factors and resilience resources on cardiovascular health and HIV outcomes and (2) CVD prevention interventions and the social determinants that may moderate intervention outcomes.

Ashish Jha – Dean of the School of Public Health

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, Dean of the School of Public Health and a practicing general internist. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and then trained in internal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his general medicine fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and received his M.P.H. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research endeavors focus on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. Dr. Jha has published over two hundred various papers in prestigious journals and heads a personal blog which focuses on using statistical data research to improve health quality. Dr. Jha is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Ronald Aubert  - Professor of the Practice of Race and Ethnicity, CSREA and The School of Public Health 

In addition to his faculty appointments, Ron Aubert is a Faculty Director of the Presidential Scholars Program at Brown University.  Prior to joining Brown he has worked as Director of Research Strategy in the Data Generation and Observational Studies group at Bayer Healthcare, LLC; Chief Science Officer and lead scientist for Research and Evaluation Analytics, LLC; Vice President of Advanced Analytics in Medco Health Solutions’ Department of Advanced Clinical Services and Research; Senior Health Care Analyst at the Aetna Center for Health Care Research; and a Commander for the U.S. Public Health Service, Chief of the Epidemiology Section, Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  He has held appointments at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina; Rutgers School of Public Health and Emory University School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College, an M.S.P.H. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the CDC.