Affiliated Centers & Institutes

Advance CTR serves as a central hub to support and educate clinical and translational researchers at the state level by developing the infrastructure and resources investigators need to conduct clinical and translational research in Rhode Island. Advance-CTR connects researchers and supports institutions in Rhode Island in order to advance clinical and translational research that improves public health in the state. 

The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights acts as a hub for the innovative correctional health research and programming occurring at The Miriam Hospital and other research hospitals in RI and around the country. The Center’s mission is to improve the health and human rights of justice-involved populations through education, advocacy, and research.

The Data Science Initiative at Brown University is a hub for research and education in the foundational methodologies, domain applications, and societal impacts of data science. DSI engages partners across campus and beyond to facilitate and conduct both domain-driven and fundamental research in data science, to increase data fluency and educate the next generation of data scientists, and to explore the impact of the data revolution on culture, society, and social justice.

Brown's Global Health Initiative is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to the fundamentally interrelated problems of health and development.  The Initiative encompasses a wide range of practitioners and researchers across medicine, public health, biomedical research, social science, and engineering to provide sustainable solutions in partnership with communities and institutions in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. The Initiative offers high impact education, research, and service opportunities for students and faculty, and addresses issues of capacity, infrastructure, environment, and health care delivery to reduce the burden of disease in impoverished communities.

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society aims to promote and protect both sustainable human societies and the natural world that supports them. IBES supports interdisciplinary research to understand the interactions between natural, human, and social systems. Its teaching programs engage students with the deep complexity of human-environment interactions and prepare future leaders to envision and build a just and sustainable world. 

LeaRRn: Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network advances the study of implementing and sustaining evidence-based and innovative practices across the continuum of rehabilitation care. LeaRRn connects rehabilitation researchers and learning health systems through their LHS Innovation Hub.

Brown's Population and Studies and Training Center builds and supports collaborative teams that span disciplines and geographies and integrate research with training. The PSTC brings together economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and epidemiologists to research topics such as climate change, abortion, health disparities, and innovative research methodologies. The Center's scholars contribute to the resolution of human population issues in the 21st century through interdisciplinary collaborations with a global perspective. The PSTC is committed to a population science that recognizes that people and places are connected, and that health and well-being are intertwined with our social, economic, and political systems.

The Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s mission is to promote community health and to eliminate health disparities in Rhode Island and beyond. We partner with Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health to develop innovative public health programs, conduct translational and policy research, and train students and public health practitioners.

The Rhode Island Community-Academic Partnership for Behavioral Health (RICAP) is a partnership between the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island, and the Brown University School of Public Health. Its long-term goal is to create a self-sustaining academic-community partnership for stakeholder engaged comparative effectiveness research and dissemination of best practices in behavioral health.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs partners with the School of Public Health to offer a dual MPH/MPA degree for highly-qualified applicants to gain training in public health and public policy to prepare them to address the critical health policy issues in the United States and throughout the world.