Why Brown Public Health?

Our students bring their passion, discipline, intelligence, and compassion to bear on the most pressing public health challenges we face. We equip them with the skills they need to translate that passion into meaningful work that impacts population health.

Is Brown the right fit for you? From evidence-based teaching and learning support, to gender affirming health insurance, to inclusive campus centers, our student-centered graduate programs will empower you to chart your own course.

Not Just Theory... Impact

At the Brown University School of Public Health, faculty aren't solely academics. They are public health practitioners—health insurance commissioners, department of health directors, analysis directors. They bring experience from the field into the classroom. Their real-life stories make the lessons come alive.

Perfect "Collaboratory" at Your Fingertips

Brown is all about working together—often across boundaries. Faculty and students move freely among the School's research centers and departments-and across and beyond the University, too.

Rhode Island isn't just a great place to live. The state has a population of 1,000,000 people and comprises 1,000 square miles.

Innovative Research

The School of Public Health's nationally-renowned research centers and institutes focus training and research on key areas including addiction, HIV/AIDS, global health, environmental health, aging, maternal and child health, and health data science.

- 213 new grants awarded in 2018
- $63 million in annual research funding

Professor Don Operario and students

Our Small Size is No Accident

We are committed to an extremely low student-to-faculty ratio (2:1). It's how we guarantee our students personal attention from faculty invested in their success. Not only are faculty in the School experts in their fields, they are also teachers and mentors, dedicated to the growth of future public health professionals.

Diverse Career Outcomes

A Brown education will prepare you to flourish as an independent thinker, an innovative collaborator, and an active global citizen.

Our graduates work in academic institutions, consulting, government, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations.