Adedotun Ogunbajo

Adedotun Ogunbajo Dissertation Defense

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Adedotun Ogunbajo on April 7, 2020.

Jennifer Tidey

Jennifer Tidey Appointed Interim Associate Dean for Research

Jennifer Tidey, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior has been appointed as the Interim Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020. Professor Tidey succeeds David Savitz, Ph.D. who served in this role since April 2018 and will transition to lead the Department of Epidemiology.

Ashleigh LoVette

Congratulations to Ashleigh LoVette, BSHS PhD Candidate!

Congratulations to BSHS PhD candidate, Ashleight LoVette for being named the winner of the 2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award!

BSS Social Event

BSS Mid-Semester Social

Thanks to the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences students, faculty, and staff who attended our mid-semester social event!

Rachel Denlinger-Apte, PhD and current BSHS PhD student Tess DeAtley

BSHS grad, Denlinger-Apte, PhD and current PhD student, DeAtley present

Recent BSHS PhD graduate, Rachel Denlinger-Apte, and current PhD student, Tess DeAtley are presenting at the Tobacco Regulatory Science meeting at NIH this week, along with BSS Professor Jen Tidey, PhD.

Denlinger-Apte, PhD gave a talk titled "Using the Experimental Tobacco Marketplace to Assess the Potential Effects of a Menthol Cigarette Ban on Alternative Tobacco Product Purchasing".

DeAtley presented "Psychosocial Mechanisms Associated with Tobacco Use in Smokers with and without Serious Mental Illness".

Holding hands

Doctoral student, Arjee Restar, in the news

A new review led by Arjee Restar, a doctoral student in the BSHS program, examines the behavior and risk factors of the cisgender male sexual partners of transgender women. This review was referenced in an article published by 

According to Restar, "This group is overlooked in all U.S. public HIV surveillance systems, and if they are counted, they're likely to be miscategorized. Their invisibility is to the detriment of trans people's health--given that the health of most trans people are interconnected with the partners they're with."

Belinda Borrelli

"Stealth Interventions to Motivate and Sustain Health Behavior Change: High tech and High touch approaches"

This i-BSHS presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences & the C.V. Starr Foundation

Friday, October 4, 2019
12:00pm – 12:55pm
121 South Main St, Room 245

"Stealth Interventions to Motivate and Sustain Health Behavior Change: High tech and High touch approaches"

Celebrating Early-Stage Investigator Awardee Katie Biello

BSS faculty member, Katie Biello PhD, MPH is being honored by the NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Awards Program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Research Investigator Awards Program was developed to recognize investigators who have made substantial and outstanding research contributions in areas related to SGM health.

Two BSHS PhD Students are Recipients of the Nora Kahn Piore Award

Two Behavioral and Social Sciences PhD students, Kira DiClemente and Ashleigh LoVette are among eight other Brown University students to be the recipients of the Nora Kahn Piore Award. The Nora Kahn Piore award was established in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek. Join us in congratulating Kira, Ashleigh and all the other winners on this prestegious award!