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New Face at BWell Health Promotion

Director Tanya Purdy, who came to Brown in August 2016 from Wesleyan University, is interested in working on public health interventions to improve the emotional well-being of graduate students. Through collaboration with graduate students and Graduate School staff, she is planning to make information on self-care more accessible and relevant for graduate students and to create an online wellness program specifically dedicated to graduate students’ needs, beginning next fall.

Purdy, who holds a master of Public Health and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, has experience in development, implementation and evaluation of many health promotion initiatives, including bystander intervention, mental health promotion, and peer health coaching to reduce high-risk alcohol use.