Small City, Big Resources
We're located in Rhode Island’s vibrant capital—known for its innovative arts scene, exceptional culinary offerings, and unpretentious vibe. Statewide bus fare is free with your Brown ID, and the School is a 10-minute walk to Providence Station and 15-minute drive to the airport (PVD).
- School of Public Health Walk Score: 88
- Providence Visitor’s Guide
- Providence in the Press: Boston Herald / CNN Travel / Forbes / Vogue / Washington Post
Rhode Island isn’t just a great place to live
Comprising 1,000 square miles and 1 million people, the smallest state in the union is manageable in scope while being economically and ethnically diverse. Which makes it the ideal place not only to collect data, but also to evaluate interventions and understand why they work.
Rhode Island's small size means that no one is ever out of reach. Our students have access to organizations and government agencies—from the insurance commissioner's office to the lieutenant governor's office, from the Department of Health to the seven local hospitals affiliated with Brown's Alpert Medical School—that are key to improving population health.
Brown is an internationally-renowned Ivy League university known for innovative education, multidisciplinary research, and community service. Overlooking the Providence River, the School of Public Health links Downtown Providence and College Hill.