William Lodge II

BSHS student is top read article in AIDS Patient Care

Congratulations to BSHS student William Lodge II, whose paper was named a high-impact, top-read article in AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 

HIV & COVID-19 Webinar series poster

HIV & COVID-19 Webinar Series

The University of the Philippines Manila, in collaboration with Brown University, through the NIH-Fogarty Training Program for the Prevention of HIV in Vulnerable Populations, invites you to attend its five-part webinar series on HIV and COVID-19 this July-August 2021. 

Kira Rose DiClemente, MPH

BSHS Dissertation Defense | Kira Rose DiClemente, MPH

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Kira DiClemente on May 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  

"Mental health experiences of women exposed to war and violence in Africa: a community-based approach"


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Healthline: Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, Ph.D., MPH, comments on how racist practices such as redlining have made it more likely that communities of color live in areas with less green space and more air pollution, which may lead to more health risks.

Read the article: "How Climate Change Disproportionately Affects People of Color"


Amy Nunn, MS, ScD; Jennifer Merrill, PhD; Jennifer Nazareno, PhD, MSW; Sara Becker, PhD; Shira Dunsiger, PhD

Congrats BSS Faculty: Dean's Awards for Faculty Excellence

Announcing the 2021 Dean's Awards for Faculty Excellence

Each year the School of Public Health honors exceptional faculty members with Dean's Awards for their service to the School and to the field of public health. Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Dean's Awards for Excellence! The Department of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences is very proud to share that five faculty members were awarded for their excellence:

Ashley Gomez, Ph.D. candidate, shares her research in the Boston Globe

"The Boston Globe’s weekly Ocean State Innovators column features a Q&A with Rhode Island innovators who are starting new businesses and nonprofits, conducting groundbreaking research, and reshaping the state’s economy. Send tips and suggestions to reporter Alexa Gagosz at [email protected].

Brain Scan Imaging

NeuroImage Article by Tara White, Ph.D.

Groundbreaking new paper on brain compounds signaling emotional wellness in healthy people published in NeuroImage by BSS faculty member Tara White, Ph.D. and her team at Brown. This paper was also co-authored by BSHS Sc.M. graduate, Meghan Gonsalves. 

See press release at the Carney Institute for Brain Science:

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Society for Behavioral Medicine: Akilah Dulin, Ph.D.

Akilah Dulin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences writes about policy work as Chair of the Society for Behavioral Medicine Health Policy Committee

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RI and COVID-19, Tracing the Pandemic: Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, Ph.D.

Dr. Diana Grigsby-Toussaint has collaborated with colleagues from the School of Public Health, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and the Population Studies and Training Center to co-author a new report on COVID-19 in Rhode Island. The report, Rhode Island and COVID-19: Tracing the Pandemic was led by Kevin Mwenda from S4 and aims to provide insight to public health officials involved in the continued response to the pandemic.

Holly Boyle

Congrats to Holly Boyle!

Congratulations to Holly Boyle who received an F31 Fellowship from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for her research on "Examining person and event level predictors of simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use via mixed methods"!