Nunn discusses public health impact of monkeypox

Dr. Amy Nunn recently spoke with the Boston Globe about the presence of monkeypox in Rhode Island.

Nunn & colleagues explore barriers to PrEP uptake

Brown University School of Public Health's Dr. Amy Nunn and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health colleague Dr. Lorraine Dean led research examining barriers to the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis drug known as PrEP.

Grigsby, international colleagues explore COVID-19's impact on health behaviors

A recent study published in Preventative Medicine Reports highlighted an international effort to examine COVID-19's often overlooked impact on people's health behaviors. CHPHE's Diana Grigsby-Toussaint was among the study's key collaborators.

Photo credit: Neil Moralee,[email protected]/50354685268

Collaborative effort yields report on home ownership amongst Black Rhode Islanders

A collaboration between a wide array of Black community members throughout Rhode Island and faculty and students at Brown University has come together to conduct The State of Black Rhode Island Project. One component of this project is to produce a series of reports that address a variety of important topics that impact Black Rhode Islanders.  

At community health clinic in Providence, improving access and care for LGBTQ+ patients

News from Brown, February 11, 2022

Founded by Brown faculty members Dr. Amy Nunn and Dr. Philip Chan, Open Door Health is lowering barriers to health care by providing culturally congruent LGBTQ+-focused care.

Brown researchers develop a novel measure to assess multilevel resilience among African American/Black Adults living with HIV

Dr. Akilah Dulin and colleagues recently developed and evaluated the psychometric properties of long and short forms of the Multilevel Resilience Resource Measure for African American/Black Adults Living with HIV. These measures provide a comprehensive framework to examine resilience and HIV-related outcomes, and can inform resilience-building interventions to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Read more about the Multilevel Resilience Resource Measure in AIDS and Behavior.

Q&A with Dr. Alison Tovar

Dr. Alison Tovar shares her research interests and the experiences that have shaped her career.

Q&A with Dr. Madina Agènor

Dr. Madina Agènor shares her research interests and the experiences that have shaped her career.

Nunn collaborates with Black pastors to change assumptions, spread information on access to medical care

Combining research and ground work, CHPHE's Dr. Amy Nunn collaborates with Black pastors to reduce HIV infections and address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Smokestack image by Chris LeBoutillier

Toussaint: Racial, geographic inequities contribute to "climate gap"

CHPHE'S Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology, discussed the intersection of racial and geographic inequities with marginalized populations' exposure to the effects of climate change, pollution, and their associated health effects, in a recent Healthline article. For the full article, go to