Other training opportunities

The clinical research program at the Immunology Center has grown because of the outstanding work of faculty in infectious diseases, general internal medicine, pediatrics and behavioral medicine. The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research is under the leadership of Charles C.J. Carpenter, MD. It is funded by an NIH center grant, awarded in 1998 in recognition of excellence in HIV research. 


The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint research effort between Brown University/Lifespan and Boston University/Boston Medical Center. We are poised to build on our significant research advances that underscore our mission. The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS research is devoted to the pursuit of translational research to reduce the burden of HIV infection worldwide, with special focus on substance users, women, men who have sex with men (MSM), justice-involved persons, and at-risk youth. To achieve this goal, we are committed to fostering emerging HIV investigators both domestically and within resource-limited settings.


The PhD program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) has recently received approval to become the 4th doctoral program offered by the Brown University School of Public Health. We are excited to welcome the inaugural class, which will matriculate in the Fall of 2014.

Doctoral training in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences at Brown University is inherently multidisciplinary. Students learn to employ behavioral and social science theory and methods to understand contemporary health problems. The signatures of Behavioral and Social Sciences training at Brown University include health behavior interventions development and evaluation, and collaboration across disciplines and between researchers and communities.  The program puts substantive focus on behavioral health issues such as diet, physical activity and obesity; alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking and tobacco use; HIV risk behaviors; and behavioral medicine.  Students in the Doctoral Program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences demonstrate mastery of relevant theory and methods, assessed via coursework and examinations, and complete a dissertation that represents original research.

All students admitted to the PhD program receive funding in the form of a fellowship, teaching assistantship, or research assistantship. The funding package includes tuition, health insurance, and an annual stipend.  Four years of financial support is the norm for those entering with a relevant Master’s degree and five years for those entering without such a background.


  • Support the provider community with frequent updates of information, while enhancing primary provider skills and knowledge concerning HIV disease and AIDS.
  • Offer training opportunities to minority providers and providers who treat underserved communities.
  • Offer multiple levels of training, including didactic presentations, participatory workshops, clinical consultation, and hands-on clinical training.
  • Emphasize targeted CME and CEU accredited training for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals.


The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eleven Regional Education Centers and five National Centers, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) with Ryan White Part F dollars and sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The AETC Program is administered by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS bureau. The goal of our program is to provide education and clinical training opportunities for health care providers addressing effective counseling, diagnosis, treatment, care management of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to assist in prevention efforts. The project serves ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont. The NEAETC offers programs in collaboration with community health centers, Ryan White affiliates, hospitals and medical centers, state and local health departments, AIDS service organizations, medical, nursing, dental and osteopathic schools, and other community agencies.

NEAETC provides training and education for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists as well as other health care providers. We offer multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and we provide nurse, physician and social worker continuing education credits (CEU and CME) for many of our programs. Our programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people living with HIV infection.


The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Distance Learning Program is a collaborative effort between the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and the Program in Public Health located within the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI.  

The purpose of the Distance Learning Program is to provide a range of health care professionals including addiction treatment providers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and physicians with access to continuing education courses covering a range of topics relating to advances in addiction treatment and prevention. Please view the calendar below for a list of upcoming courses and information.

The program provides flexible pricing for each 6-10 credit course based on the level of continuing education credential selected as follows: