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.
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".
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 TheBodyPro.com.
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."
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 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!