The goal of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health is to conduct epidemiologic studies of the causes, treatment and prevention of major health concerns at the population level.
Members of the Center are epidemiologists, physicians and social scientists who combine state-of-the-art research methods with expertise in specific diseases, including cardiovascular, cancer, reproductive, nutritional, psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
Congratulations to Professor Brandon Marshal, PI on two new five-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, which will fund projects designed to reduce overdose deaths in Rhode Island. If successful, researchers hope to expand these interventions beyond the Ocean State.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored Professor Savitz with the David Rall Medal, which is given to a member who has demonstrated distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, showing commitment that far exceeds the position’s responsibilities. During his 26 years of service to NAM, he has served on the Board on the Health of Select Populations and more than a dozen committees, five of which he chaired. Savitz’s reputation as a skilled judge of evidence, a rigorous critical thinker, and a careful communicator of scientific findings and their implications have made him a highly sought committee chair. His committees have often taken on contentious, scientifically challenging issues, including electromagnetic radiation, Agent Orange and burn pit exposures among veterans, contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and the public health ramifications of e-cigarettes. Notably, under his leadership as chair, the Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune produced a report that helped inform legislation, which was signed by President Obama.
Read the full article here: National Academy of Medicine Honors Three Members for Outstanding Service
Professor Brandon Marshall commented on a new CDC report that finds Black and Latino gay and bisexual men are less likely to be prescribed PrEP than white men, even when they talk about the medication with their doctor.
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