Past Events

  • Women's Month Justice Circle
    Apr
    11
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Monthly Justice Circle

    121 South Main Street

    Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for our monthly Justice Circle, where we come together to honor our SPH community members’ presence, dignity, and contribution. This is a safe space for reflection on the connectedness among one another.

    Our monthly Justice Circle, dedicated to Women’s History Month, will feature the following panelists. The discussion will center around public health matters concerning women and delve into the research topics explored by our panelists.

    • Liz Tobin-Tyler, JD, MA, Associate Professor Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, explores the links between women’s health, reproductive rights, and social factors like structural racism, gendered violence, and poverty in her research.

    • Tayla von Ash, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor Center for Health Promotion & Health Equity Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences. Dr. von Ash’s ongoing research project, Moms on the Move, is a community-based intervention to promote physical activity among mothers.

    • Sarah P. Gamble, Ph.D., Communications Manager and Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Topic discussion details are forthcoming.

    We welcome all SPH community members to join us in this meaningful gathering.

    *This is an in-person event only.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Public Health Research Day. Photography by David DelPoio.
    Apr
    2
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Public Health Research Day 2024

    Alumnae Hall

    Public Health Research Day is an annual conference hosted by Brown University’s School of Public Health that highlights the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners. All members of the Brown community are welcome to visit the poster session to learn more about Brown students’ high-impact public health work!

    The conference, held in Alumnae Hall, is one of several events held to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2024. Visitors are encouraged to discuss posters with students, fellows, staff, faculty, and affiliates.

    Posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

    • undergraduate student
    • master’s student
    • doctoral student

    Winners will be announced by the School of Public Health in mid-April.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Public Health DUG, Research, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • April Faculty of color Lunch
    Apr
    2
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    April Faculty of Color Lunch

    121 South Main Street

    You’re invited!

    Join us for a Faculty of Color Lunch hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

    Please RSVP using the registration link provided for full details. Our office encourages Faculty to attend this lunch, which will foster a more supportive environment and a stronger sense of community for Faculty of Color at the school.

    This lunch provides an opportunity for fellow faculty members at the school to come together, discuss projects, and form new connections in a relaxed setting. During the lunch, we will continue strategically working on initiatives to strengthen our sense of community.

    We look forward to seeing you there and having a productive and enjoyable time together.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Raspando Coco
    Mar
    21
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Raspando Coco Screening & Discussion

    True North Classroom, 280 Brook St.

    Join The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) for a screening of the award-winning documentary Raspando Coco, followed by a conversation with Pilar Egüez Guevara, documentary director and cultural anthropologist. This event is the third in our year-long collaborative Consumable Commodities Film Series.

    About the Documentary
    Raspandococo is an award-winning film about the culinary and medicinal traditions of Afro-Ecuadorians. Since its premiere in 2018, it has been screened in three languages to audiences in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Japan. The film documents the health impacts and culinary traditions surrounding coconut as remembered and experienced by Afro-Ecuadorians on the coast of Ecuador. The movie positions communities of color as important knowledge bearers about health and food and shows the tensions that can arise when development and public health authorities label staple foods, like coconuts, unhealthy. This film will appeal to students and faculty interested in food justice and sovereignty, race and racism, Afro-Latin America, oral history and ethnography, public and community health, and sustainable development and agriculture.

    Please visit the CLACS website for full event details. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-Brown Students for Latinx in PH
  • March Student of Color Lunch
    Mar
    21
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Student of Color Lunch

    121 South Main Street


    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce our upcoming Student of Color lunch, open to all graduate students. This program aims to address issues related to the experiences of graduate students of color.

    Join us for this hour-long lunch, which provides a social opportunity for students to strengthen existing relationships outside the classroom. It serves as a platform for connection, allowing students to share experiences and build upon relationships in a relaxed setting. We look forward to your participation!

    *Please note that this event is in-person only. 
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Reflection Circle: Understanding Gaza and the Public Health Crisis
    Mar
    19

    Dear SPH students,

    You’re invited to a special Reflection Circle focused on understanding the ongoing situation in Gaza and its impact on public health. As we explore this critical topic, we’ll engage in a circle process, drawing upon ancient traditions that promote open dialogue and collaborative reflection.

    What are Circles?

    Circles are considered to be one of the oldest forms of group process. Indigenous and first-person cultures worldwide have used and continue to use circle processes to facilitate community conversations about important subjects. These processes have experienced a revival in modern cultures during the last 40 years and have been used in many environments.

    Circles offer an inclusive and collaborative space for group members to share openly and build (or rebuild) trust. They are generative in nature and can be used as a process for restorative (or transformative) justice, allowing a group to collectively respond to and heal from a rupture or transgression. Circles can also be used regularly to strengthen relationships within groups and provide members with the space to understand each other’s perspectives and why they might behave in a particular way.

    There is limited availability for 15 guests who RSVP and intend to attend. 

    *This is an in-person event only.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Disability Justice as Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization
  • Join us for March’s Lunch + Learn celebrating Women’s History Month as we uplift the voices of transgender women who are often historically subjected to erasure and injustices. Come learn the importance of recognizing the role of trans women in fighting and advocating for women’s rights, and how to practice intentional allyship.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development, Womxn in Public Health
  • Celebrate Womxn
    Mar
    8
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Celebrate Womxn!

    121 South Main Street
    Join us as we commemorate Womxn’s Month and celebrate womxn’s accomplishments and vital contributions to science and humanities!
    We will host dinner and trivia night on March 8 (Friday) from 4-6 pm at the School of Public Health (Room 375). We will also be raffling several prizes throughout the event, so RSVP to reserve your seat and enter the raffle!
    RSVP form closes at 11:59 pm on March 5, 2024.
    *Please note that this is an in-person event.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities, Womxn in Public Health
  • Join the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for a Black History Month Lunch + Learn!
    Feb
    29
    11:00am

    Lunch + Learn: Black History Month!

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    Join us on Thursday, February. 29th, 11a-12:30pm for lunch while we discuss and observe Black History Month!

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, Training, Professional Development
  • Join the Brown University School of Public Health for a Black History Month Conversation with Dr. Reed Tuckson hosted by Dean Ashish Jha on Monday, February 26th, from Noon - 1:30 pm!

    *Lunch will be provided* 

    Speaker: Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, Managing Director of
    Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a vehicle to advance initiatives that support
    optimal health and wellbeing. 

    Currently, Dr. Tuckson’s focus is on his role as a Co-Convener of the Coalition For Trust In Health & Science which is dedicated to bringing together the entire health-related ecosystem to address mistrust and misinformation.

    In addition, he continues to advance his work as a co-founder of the Black Coalition Against COVID, a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary effort working to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington,D.C. and nationally by coordinating the four historically Black medical schools, the NMA, the National Black Nurses Association, the National Urban League, and BlackDoctor.org.

    Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 Health and wellbeing company.

    A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Tuckson is honored to have been appointed to leadership roles at the National Institutes of Health; National Academy of Medicine; numerous Federal Advisory Committees; and corporate, non-profit, and academic boards.

    Please be sure to RSVP below! 

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, Public Health DUG, Research, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • A Journey Through America with Jazz
    Feb
    23
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    A Journey Through America with Jazz

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    Join us for ‘Journey Through America with Jazz’! Jazz music is deeply intertwined with Black History Month, originating in African American communities and evolving into a powerful cultural expression. This presentation will use jazz, or Black American Music, as a vehicle to travel throughout North America, moving through generations of cultural influence as we go. Since its beginning, jazz has been the music of and for the people. The more significant part of our journey will start with the people in New Orleans, traveling North through the Mississippi River from Kansas City to Chicago. We’ll then go east toward Philadelphia and New York City and end our journey in Harlem like millions of Black folks during the Great Migration. By centering jazz and its powerful influence on culture, this presentation will shed light on the historical significance of Black Americans and their musical traditions, shaping the music we know and love today.

    Brunch will be served.

    Special Performance By:
    Marcus Grant | Kweku Aggrey | Noah Campbell | Andrew Wilcox

    Don’t miss this extraordinary musical journey celebrating the enduring legacy of Black artists!

    *Please note that this event is exclusively for Brown School of Public Health members and will be held in-person.
    Brown University School of Public Health, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health
    Feb
    16
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Cafecito con LPH

    121 South Main Street

    The Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health organization will host the Cafecito con Latinos in Public Health event every other Friday from 12-1 pm in room 821 at SPH. This event is part of the Latinos in Public Health series.

    Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Take a break from your day to join us! We’re excited to see you there!

    *This is an in-person event.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-Brown Students for Latinx in PH, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Career Exploration Series
    Feb
    8
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Nonprofit & Government Career Panel

    121 South Main Street

    Join us for an interactive panel featuring alumni and current leaders with experience in the nonprofit and government sectors! Facilitated by Senior Associate Dean for Education and Student Services, Ronald Aubert, the event will offer ample opportunity for Q&A and networking. Dinner will be provided (vegan and gluten-free options available).

    • Spenser Anderson, AB/MPH ’19, Senior Health Analyst at SEIU/32BJ
    • Signe-Mary McKernan, MA Econ ’93, PhD Econ ’96, Vice President for Labor, Human Services, and Population at The Urban Institute 
    • Craig A. Spencer, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of the Practice
      Department of Health Sciences, Policy, and Practice
      Brown University School of Public Health & Lifespan Health System, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital 
    • Laurie D. Elam-Evans, PhD, MPH, Lead Health Scientist / Team Lead, 

      National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Government, Public & International Affairs, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC, Training, Professional Development
  • Token Black Girl Memoir discussion - Black History Month Event
    Feb
    6
    2:00pm

    Token Black Girl Book Event with Author!

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The School of Public Health - Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion along with the Brown Center for Students of Color and the Sarah Doyle Center are hosting a Black History Month Book event! Join us as we welcome guest speaker and author, Danielle Prescod, to discuss her memoir, Token Black Girl.

    Prescod’s memoir addresses the challenges of growing up as a Black woman in a predominantly white community, including the long lasting impact of unrealistic beauty and societal standards placed upon Black women. 

    Copies of her memoir will be available at the event. Refreshments,  Reception, and Book Signing to follow the discussion. Be sure to RSVP!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Public Health DUG, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth
  • Text: The impacts of war on public health A look at the health disaster facing Palestinians in Gaza webinar | monday feb 5th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    The impacts of war on public health
    A look at the health disaster facing Palestinians in Gaza
    webinar | monday feb 5th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    registration required.
    Presented by the People, Place and Health Collective at the Brown University School of Public Health, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brown SPH and the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown.
    Please join us for a webinar about the disastrous public health impacts of the current war on the Gaza Strip. We will hear from speakers who will outline the links between
    conflict & public health, provide context for the public health situation in Gaza and Palestine before October, and hear first-hand testimony about treating patients in
    the Gaza Strip.
    —-
    Dr. David Hasan, MD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine
    Dr. David Hasan is a scientist neurosurgeon with extensive experience in management of cerebrovascular diseases and skull base tumors. He is a fellowship - dual trained open cerebrovascular and endovascular with a background of treating over 2500 brain aneurysms using very innovative techniques including awake surgery. Dr. Hasan just returned from treating patients in Gaza.He is an international authority in cerebrovascular research with over 270 peer-reviewed PubMed publications, multiple NIH grants, and member of several editorial boards of high impact medical and surgical journals.

    Dr. Yara M. Asi, PhD
    Assistant Professor, School of Global Health Management - University of Central Florida. Codirector, Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University and Birzeit University

    Dr. Yara M. Asi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics. Her research agenda focuses on global health, human rights, and development in fragile populations. She is a Non-resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC, a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank, and the Fall 2021 US Fellow at Al Shabaka Policy Network. Along with working at one of the first accountable care organizations in the United States, she has also worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, Amnesty International USA, and the Palestinian American Research Center on policy and outreach issues. She has presented at multiple national and international conferences on topics related to global health, food security, health informatics, and women in healthcare, and has published extensively on health and well-being in fragile and conflict-affected populations in journal articles and book chapters. Her work has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, +972 Magazine, The Conversation, Al Jazeera, The World, and other outlets. Her forthcoming book with Johns Hopkins University Press will examine war as a public health crisis.
    Dr. Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH, FACEP
    Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Services, Policy &
    Practice, Brown University
    Dr. Adam C. Levine is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University. Dr. Levine currently serves as the Director for the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, whose mission is to promote a just, peaceful, and secure world by furthering a deeper understanding of human rights and humanitarian challenges around the globe, and encouraging collaboration between local communities, academics, and practitioners to develop innovative solutions to these challenges. He also serves as the Associate Dean of Global Health Equity for the Division of Biology and Medicine of Brown University. Dr. Levine received his Medical Doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley before completing specialty training in Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Studies at Harvard University. He has previously led research and training initiatives in East and West Africa and South and South-East Asia. His own federal and foundation-funded research focuses on improving the delivery of emergency care in resource-limited settings and during humanitarian emergencies.
    Registration is required. 
    Brown University School of Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, International, Global Engagement, SPH Diversity
  • Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health
    Feb
    2
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Cafecito con LPH

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    Grab your mugs and join the Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health on Friday, February 2nd, from 12 - 1 PM for Cafecito. Engage in conversation with light snacks and cafe with our Brown Students for Latino/Latinx in Public Health.

    *This is an in-person event.  
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Treats and Theater poster
    Jan
    28
    12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Treats and Theater

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    Our student groups at Brown University are hosting a Treats and Theater event, including a reception for international students and a screening of the Trinity Repertory’s La Broa’.

    The show is inspired by “Latino History of Rhode Island: Nuestras Raíces” by Marta V. Martinez. The hope is that this activity will help international students better understand the rich culture and history of their new home here in the US. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities, Womxn in Public Health
  • Welcome back Student of Color Lunch
    Jan
    23
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Welcome back Student of Color Lunch

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a “Welcome Back” Student of Color lunch, inviting all graduate students to participate. The focus of this program is to address issues related to the experiences of graduate students of color.

    Graduate students of color may find this lunch particularly engaging, as its purpose is to raise awareness about the experiences of historically underrepresented groups in predominantly white institutions.

    This hour-long lunch provides a social opportunity for students to strengthen existing relationships outside the classroom. It serves as a platform for connection, allowing students to share experiences and build upon relationships in a relaxed setting.

    *This is an in-person event only.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Staff Appreciation event
    Dec
    19
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Office of DEI Staff Appreciation event

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    It’s that time of the year! The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the SPH-SAC committee are hosting the yearly staff appreciation event for your hard work. We value, see, and support all you do in your role, but most importantly, we celebrate you! We encourage you to attend the Staff Appreciation event on Tuesday, December 19th, from 2 - 4 pm; submit your RSVP, and you will receive the full event details. We know your work time is very important, but we also encourage you to take time for a bit of fun. This event will primarily take place from 2 to 3 pm, and the remaining hour is for anyone who would like to hang around should their work schedule permit.

    This year, we will have supplies to make cards for patients at our local hospitals to brighten their holiday season. Please make cheerful cards, and for any staff who speak more than one language, we ask that you make a card in any language you know, only if you are comfortable doing so, and we would appreciate it.

    COMPETITION DETAILS:

    It is time to brighten up the School of Public Health! We invite you to participate in the “decorate your space.” We encourage you to decorate the space you use here at SPH, whether an office, cubicle, or any workstation, brighten up the space, and submit your photo to enter to win a prize. We will select two lucky winners.

    PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO BY THE END OF THE DAY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, USING THIS LINK.

    We look forward to seeing you! Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Thank you!

    *This is an SPH staff-only event.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Faculty of Color lunch
    Dec
    11
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    End of term Faculty of Color Lunch

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Faculty Affairs invite you to join us for a Faculty of Color Lunch. Please join us on Monday, December 11th, from 12 - 1 pm, with full details upon submitting your RSVP here.

    We want to continue conversations around Faculty recruitment, retention, and culture during this lunch. We want to invite all faculty members who wish to attend to join. We seek your guidance and value your input to create an inclusive environment!

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Student of Color brunch
    Dec
    3
    11:30am - 12:30pm

    Student of Color Brunch

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting the second annual Student of Color brunch. This program is open to all graduate students and will focus on the issues related to the experiences of graduate students of color.

    These lunches may be particularly interesting to graduate students of color as they are intended to raise awareness of the experiences of historically underrepresented groups in predominately white institutions. 

    This hour brunch provides a social opportunity for students to continue strengthening existing relationships outside of the classroom.

    *This is an in-person event only.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • WOC & WIPH hot cocoa party
    Nov
    28
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Hot cocoa party!

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The Womxn of Color Collective, Womxn in Public Health Organization, and the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are hosting a hot cocoa check-in. Let’s gather and connect with Womxn at the school. This is a womxn-focused event, and we welcome anyone who identifies as a Womxn in a way that is significant to them.

    Please submit your RSVP for complete event details. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities, Womxn in Public Health
  • Join us on Wed. Nov. 15th, 11:45-12:45pm for lunch while we discuss and observe American Indian Heritage Month!

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Faith, Spirituality, Worship, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Public Health DUG, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development
  • November Justice Circle
    Nov
    13
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Monthly Justice Circle

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for our monthly Justice Circle, a safe space to honor the presence, dignity, and contribution of our SPH community members to reflect on the connectedness among one another. We welcome all SPH community members into this space.

    *This is an in-person event only.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Faculty of Color lunch
    Oct
    30
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Join Us for our Faculty of Color Lunch

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office invites you to this fall Faculty of Color lunch on Monday, October 30th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Our office encourages Faculty to attend this lunch, which will foster a more supportive environment and a stronger sense of community for Faculty of Color at the school.

    This lunch provides an opportunity for fellow faculty members at the school to come together, discuss projects, and form new connections in a relaxed setting. During the lunch, we will have some team-building activities to help us get to know each other better and foster a sense of community.

    We look forward to seeing you there and having a productive and enjoyable time together.

     

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Join us Tuesday, October, 24th, 12:15-1:15pm for an informative presentation & discussion centered around Filipino immigrant experiences, led by Dr. Grace Talusan

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, Training, Professional Development
  • Join us for a book n’ brunch with Prof. Kareem Khubchandani, Associate Professor at Tufts University, for a conversation on his most recent book, Decolonize Drag! Participants will engage in a conversation around gender, decolonization, and drag performance with our guest speaker. This will be an opportunity to further explore themes from his novel, “Decolonize Drag!” and his “Lessons in Drag” performance from the previous evening. This event will be open to students and food will be provided! This brunch will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 - 2:00 PM at Pembroke Hall, Room 305. Please RSVP below!

    Read the book’s description below!

    “The global popularity of TV reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race, filming its 14th season in 2021, is an unprecedented queer phenomenon. It has spawned official spinoffs in Thailand, the UK, Italy, Spain, Australia/New Zealand, Chile, the Philippines, and the Netherlands, as well as a host of other series such as Dragula, Camp Wannakiki, and Las Mas Dragas (Mexico). As drag enters the mainstream through a particularly fabulous, feminine, commercial, and mediatized format, various forms of gender-based performance across the globe fall out of the purview of what we (could) call drag. A range of performance practices that mimic, play with, and reinvent gender become obsolete as drag concretizes into archetypes offered by Drag Race and its counterparts. Decolonize Drag! details the ways that gender is used as a form of colonial governance to eliminate various forms of expression and performance, and tracks how contemporary drag, including that on Drag Race, replicates and disrupts these institutional hierarchies. This book focuses on a variety of gender performers that resist and laugh at colonial projects through their aesthetic practices.”

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Arts, Performance, Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Research, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development
  • ID: A photograph of LaWhore Vagistan on a black background with yellow lettering. Title reads, Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan. Tex...
    Oct
    20
    7:00pm

    Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan

    Salomon Center for Teaching

    Dr. Vagistan, your favorite South Asian drag auntie, brings the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain how critical social theory matters in queer nightlife. Touching on themes that include globalization, feminist theory, and islamophobia, she stages the nightclub as a site of politics and pleasure. Part lecture, part lipsync, part audience participation, the show demonstrates how much drag teaches us, even requires us to be in relation with the rest of the world.

    Kareem Khubchandani is an Associate Professor in theater, dance, and performance studies at Tufts University. He is the author of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlifeand Decolonize Drag, co-editor of Queer Nightlife, and curator of “Critical Aunty Studies.” He serves as associate editor of GLQ and is currently a Mellon New Directions Fellow.

    RSVP is encouraged, but please note that all attendees MUST show their Brown ID at the door to attend this performance.

    Co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, and the Brown School of Public Health.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Arts, Performance, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, International, Global Engagement, Public Health DUG, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, TeachPublicHealth
  • How do I get a job as a tech policy leader? Are platforms doing enough to protect the 2024 election? Should we be able to post anonymously on social media? How do I protect my data online?

    On October 18th, join the Information Futures Lab and six alumni who are leaders in tech – and ask your questions! Stay for a reception after the talk.

    This panel event will be in person and livestreamed. You can watch the livestream here.

    Please RSVP here: https://globaltechpolicyataturningpoint.eventbrite.com

    The six alumni are:

    Jessica Ashooh ’06 | Senior Director of Policy at Reddit

    Katie Barr ’07 | Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at the Glen Echo Group

    Daphne Keller ’95 | Director of the Program on Platform Regulation at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center. Former Associate General Counsel at Google

    Matt Perault ’02 | Director, Center on Technology Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill. Former Director of Public Policy at Facebook

    Samm Sacks ’04 | Senior Fellow with the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center and New America

    Zeve Sanderson ’15 | Founding Executive Director of NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics

    This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Services at Brown University’s School of Public Health.

     

    Brown Alumni, Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Entrepreneurship, Information Session, Public Health DUG, Research, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, Training, Professional Development
  • Oct
    17
    11:30am - 1:30pm

    SPH Food Truck Feast

    Memorial Park

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

     

    Join us for the SPH Food Truck Feast in appreciation of our students, faculty, and staff!

    Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    Memorial Park
    (Just look for the food trucks!) 

    Pick up your voucher in Memorial Park – Trucks will not serve you without a voucher. 
    One meal voucher per guest – a second voucher will be available upon request after all guests have received one! 

    Limited to School of Public Health only

    Trucks Include:
    Incredibowl - Delicious bowls including rice, noodle, potato, salads and more
     Bird’s Nest - Italian Street Food
     Mac and Cheese Please - All things Mac N Cheese!
     BBQ Y Mas - BBQ
     Alainas Food Truck - Mexican

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Public Health DUG, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Student of Color lunch
    Oct
    13
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    October Student of Color lunch

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting the first Student of Color lunch. The Student of Color lunches are a community-building space focused on understanding racialized and gendered identities and are dedicated to racial and social justice principles. This program is open to all graduate students and will focus on the issues related to the experiences of graduate students of color.

    These lunches may be of special interest to graduate students of color as it is intended to raise awareness of the experiences encountered by historically underrepresented groups in predominately white institutions through conversations with current graduate students, staff, and faculty of color.

    This hour lunch provides a social opportunity for students to connect with other peers and get to know each other outside of the classroom setting and share, connect, and build new or strengthen existing relationships.

    *This is an in-person event only.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Intersecting Identities event
    Oct
    6
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Intersecting Identities Event

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    In collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health, and Disability Justice as Public Health, we will be hosting an Intersecting Identities Event from 3:30-5 pm on Friday, October 6th, in the School of Public Health (Room 375). Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, and Disability Employment Awareness Month! Delicious food from local LGBTQ+ and Latin-owned restaurants will be provided. Click here to register! We hope to see you there!

     

    *This is an in-person event only.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Disability Justice as Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • U.S. legislation targeting transgender and non-binary young people’s health and freedom is at an all-time high. In this fraught context, how do parents and other caregivers support and encourage their children to be their fullest selves, particularly when those children are trans/non-binary? This panel discussion featuring experts in supporting trans/non-binary children and adolescents will explore the challenges of providing nurturing environments during extraordinary political challenges to trans/non-binary rights.

    This panel will feature:

    • Tavi Hawn, LCSW, author of The Gender Identity Guide for Parents: Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self (they/them)
    • Noah Lupica, MD, pediatric resident, Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, (he/him)
    • Quinten Foster, Director of Transgender Whole Healthcare, East Bay Community Action Program (he/him)
    • Andy Taubman, LCSW, Director of Youth Services (she/they)
    • Nikole Barnes, LICSW, moderator (she/her)

    Free and open to the public. Children welcome. Activities and snacks for children will be available at the event.

    RSVP required.

    This event is organized by the Brown University LGBTQ Center, Pembroke Public Health Collaborative, and the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender with support from the C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureships Fund; Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity; the School of Public Health Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Office of Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the Brown University Library.

    This event will take place on the Brown campus. Attendees will be provided with a location via EventBrite.

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, Training, Professional Development
  • This Fall, join the Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for the Creating a B.R.A.V.E. Space for Conversations About RaceStaff and Faculty workshop and begin your journey towards becoming a B.R.A.V.E. leader!

    B.R.A.V.E. Leaders:

    • Build the intention and create safe spaces for conversations about race.
    • Respect the sensitivity of the conversations and acknowledge that we are all learning together.
    • Acknowledge the uncomfortable realities of systemic racism.
    • Validate each person’s unique perspective and experience.
    • Engage in ongoing dialogue to learn, listen, and lead conversations to establish an anti-racist culture.

    We are offering two 3-part workshops this Fall! Space is limited, so please register for one of the two series!

    Series 1 - 10-11:30 am
    Session 1: Friday, September 29, 2023
    Session 2: Friday, October 6, 2023
    Session 3: Friday, October 13, 2023
     
    Series 2 - 12-1:30 pm
    Session 1: Thursday, October 5, 2023
    Session 2: Thursday, October 12, 2023
    Session 3: Thursday, October 19, 2023
    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development
  • Join us in-person or virtually

    Tue. Sept. 26th 12:15-1:15pm

    Latinx Historical Trauma and Health Disparities

    An informative presentation & discussion led by Dr. David Zelaya

    Click here to register!

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development
  • Student orgs welcome mixer
    Sep
    15
    9:00pm

    RENAISSANCE Welcome Back Party

    50 sims Ave

    Brown URM Grad Affinity groups have partnered to host a [Beyonce’s] Renaissance-themed Welcome Back Party on Friday, September 15, from 9 PM to 1 AM. Come dressed in your best Renaissance outfit and build community with other URM graduate and medical students at Brown. Entry is free, and drink and raffle tickets will be provided to the first 100 people. In addition to raffles from local, POC-run small businesses, we will also have prizes for the best Renaissance outfits! RSVP is required in advance, and the form will close at noon EST on Thursday, September 14th.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Disability Justice as Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, SPH-GSC, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Student of Color Mix and Mingle
    Sep
    1
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Student of Color Mix and Mingle

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sends this friendly reminder to welcome new and current students as the start of the semester is around the corner. During orientation, Jai-me Potter-Rutledge, Assistant Dean of our office, will provide a short presentation to the incoming students. We continually strive to find new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in a manner that serves every member of the School and the communities with whom we work. We welcome you to join us in shaping and advancing this vision for improving diversity and inclusion. As part of our mission, the office team works hard to ensure that we create programs, events, and activities relatable to our students of color life experiences. The student of color mix and mingle event was created and held during orientation for students to meet before the first day of class. We welcome all students to this event! This event is intended to unite students but, most importantly, create a space for underrepresented students to meet peers and establish a sense of belonging while attending a predominantly white institution.

    Please join us on Friday, September 1st, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm for our yearly student of color mix and mingle. We welcome all students are welcome.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • This webinar will cover tips on weaving anti-racism throughout your public health curriculum. You’ll also hear from colleagues who have successfully incorporated these principles at their schools and what that process looked like for them.

    Education, Teaching, Instruction, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, TeachPublicHealth, Training, Professional Development
  • Staff Self-Care event
    Jun
    6
    12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Self-Care is necessary for SPH staff

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and SPH-SAC committee for a well-deserved self-care event as the academic year concludes. Enjoy activities, community building, and, most importantly, delicious food. Please see the flyer below and use the QR code or submit via the button below. The location of this event will be provided following the submission of your RSVP. 

    We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 6th, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. For those who are available and would like to continue to destress beyond 1:30 pm, please feel free to stay longer because self-care is necessary.

    This is an SPH staff-only event. Thank you!

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Developing the Next Generation of Black Leaders in Health (DNGBLH)
    May
    13

    Brown University School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is hosting a brunch for students and their families from the Providence community and beyond. This brunch is for our future student leaders ideally middle school students and up who are interested in a career in both health and medicine. Please join us on Saturday, May 13th from 12 - 1:30 pm at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (222 Richmond Street) 4th floor.

    (DNGBLH)

     

     

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, SPH Diversity
  • Description:

    Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation between public health experts, disability activists, and scholars as they explore how ableism shapes the terrains of public health and medical research. The panelists will discuss which institutional barriers are obstructing disability equity, how disability interacts with race and gender, and why it’s time to adopt an anti-ableist research approach.

    The late disability justice activist Stacey Milbern defined ableism as “a system of oppression that favors being able-bodied/able-minded at any cost, frequently at the expense of people with disabilities.” Note that one does not have to be disabled to experience ableism.

    Panelists:

    Eli, a genderqueer white man with glasses and short red hair, smiles at the camera. He is wearing... White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (also known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of essays, the award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion. He also has been published in dozens of journals and anthologies. Eli works as a traveling poet, storyteller, and social justice educator. Since 2008, he has spoken, taught, and consulted (both in-person and remotely) at well over 150 conferences, community events, and colleges across the United States and Canada. He currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center and is also a Disability Futures Fellow (funded by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

    Cyrena, a Black American woman, wears red glasses with a blue blouse and smiles at the camera. He...Cyrena Gawuga is the Director of Research at the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC). In this role, Cyrena facilitates the design and implementation of activities and initiatives that further PTEC’s mission to increase the use of data metrics and reduce health inequity in the healthcare system, particularly for Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. Before joining PTEC, Cyrena completed a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at Brown University, focused on the influence of adverse childhood experiences on inflammation and health outcomes in adulthood. Cyrena has also participated in patient advocacy and outreach for many years, serving as advisory board member for a number of organizations including Patients Like Me and the Lupus Foundation of America.

    Jen, a Filipina-American gender-nonconforming person, wears pink lipstick and stud earrings. Thei... Jen Soriano (she/they) is an award-winning writer and social movement strategist with more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of grassroots organizing, narrative power-building, and art-driven social change. Jen’s forthcoming essay collection, Nervous: Essays on Heritage and Healing, explores how systems of oppression affect bodies over generations, and envisions a trauma-wise future of ecosocial well-being. Jen’s work brings together her training as a historian of science, her expertise on narrative paradigms, and her experience as a neurodivergent person living with mental illness and chronic pain. She received a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard and an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, and is a co-editor of Closer to Liberation, an anthology of Filipina-American activism that centers disability justice as a framework for liberation.

    Bonnie, a white woman with shoulder-length blond hair, smiles at the camera. She wears a black bl... Bonnielin Swenor is an epidemiologist and associate professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and holds joint appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, which aims to shift the paradigm from ‘living with a disability’ to ‘thriving with a disability’. Motivated by her experiences as a person with disability, her research focuses on taking data-driven approaches to advancing health equity for people with disabilities and improving disability inclusion in public health, medicine, and research. She uses community engagement and co-research approaches to center the disability community in this work. Dr. Swenor has provided advice and expertise on disability data, equity, and inclusion to multiple organizations and federal agencies. Most recently, she was a speaker at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Summit on Equity and Excellence in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine), is chair of a National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee on disability inclusion in STEM, co-chaired the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Subgroup on Individuals with Disabilities, and is a member of the CDC ACD Health Equity Workgroup. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Lancet, and has been featured in multiple news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and TIME magazine.

    Note:

    This webinar will be open to the public. CART services will be provided during the webinar and a recording will be made available for a short period afterward.

    Disability Justice as Public Health, SPH Diversity, SPH Student Organization, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Womxn of Color Collective
    Apr
    18
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Womxn of Color Collective

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The Womxn of Color Collective along with the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting a QUALITEA TIME on Tuesday, April 18th from 3 to 4 pm in room 408 for a tender table talk to share stories about your own connection with Food, Identity, and Community. 

    This is a womxn-focused event and we welcome anyone who identifies as a Womxn in a way that is significant to them. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Office of DEI Justice Circle
    Apr
    7
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Justice Circle

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The School of Public Health community is invited to join the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Friday, April 7th from 12 to 2 pm in room 375 for our monthly Justice Circle, a space dedicated to conversations, support, and unpacking of current events and public health issues impacting our communities. This will be the last Justice Circle for a semester and we reserved an additional hour. The conversation will take place from 12 - 1 pm, the remanding hour is for anyone who is available and would like to build connections. This month’s discussion is related to anti-Asian hate.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Public Health Research Day. Photography by David DelPoio.
    Apr
    4
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Public Health Research Day 2023

    Alumnae Hall

    Public Health Research Day is an annual conference hosted by Brown University’s School of Public Health that highlights the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners. All members of the Brown community are welcome to visit the poster session to learn more about Brown students’ high-impact public health work!

    The conference, held in Alumnae Hall, is one of several events held to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2023. Visitors are encouraged to discuss posters with students, fellows, staff, faculty, and affiliates.

    Posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

    • undergraduate student
    • master’s student
    • doctoral student

    Winners will be announced by the School of Public Health in mid-April.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Public Health DUG, Research, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • Student wellness event
    Mar
    16
    2:00pm - 6:00pm

    GSOCnSTEM x SPH Wellness Event

    92 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

    The Graduate Students of Color in STEM (GSOCnSTEM) in collaboration with the School of Public Health (SPH) will be hosting a “Wellness and Self-care Event” on Thursday, March 16th from 2-6 pm at the Graduate Student Lounge (92 Thayer St.)! Are you stressed over midterms, milestones, or other grad responsibilities? Then stop by our event at any point for a fun afternoon of relaxing and decompressing activities. We will be hosting meditation/yoga sessions and providing decompressing activities such as puzzles, coloring books, paintings, music, and more! In addition, you will walk away with your very own self-care kit. Food and drinks will also be provided. The event is open for all, although we ask you to RSVP HERE to secure your self-care kit, as the amount we will provide is limited. For any questions please reach out to [email protected].

    Brown University School of Public Health, SPH Diversity, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Office of DEI Justice Circle
    Mar
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Justice Circle

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The School of Public Health community is invited to join the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Thursday, March 9th from 12 to 1 pm in room 375 for our monthly Justice Circle, a space dedicated to conversations, support, and unpacking of current events and public health issues impacting our communities. This month’s discussion is related to Women’s History Month.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Womxn of Color Collective
    Mar
    7
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Womxn of Color Collective presents QUALITEA TIME

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The Womxn of Color Collective along with the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is hosting a QUALITEA TIME on Tuesday, March 7th from 3 to 4 pm in room 408 to check in and connect amongst Womxn at the school. This is a womxn-focused event and we welcome anyone who identifies as a Womxn in a way that is significant to them. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  •    Broadcast of the keynote address by Matiangai Sirleaf   Professor of Law,   University of Maryland School of Law
    Feb
    24
    1:30pm - 3:00pm

    The 44th Minority Conference

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along with LEAD invite you to join us on Friday, February 24th to view the live stream of the 44th annual UNC Minority Health Conference keynote speaker presented by Matiangai Sirleaf, Professor of Law. The live stream starts promptly at 1:30 pm, following the viewing LEAD members will engage in a discussion. Lunch will be provided and we welcome you to join should your schedule permit. 

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    22
    11:30am - 1:30pm

    Black History Month Trivia

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    Test your Black Health History knowledge with the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the SPH-GSC at our Black History Month trivia event. Come by from to submit your guesses and enjoy some lunch!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Feb
    21
    11:30am - 1:00pm

    Black History Month Lecture with Dr. Frank Richards Jr

    121 South Main Street

    11:30-12N | Catered Lunch 

    12N - 1:00pm | Lecture and Q & A

    Attendee Zoom Link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/98433609832

    Join us for a Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Frank Richards Jr. on Tuesday, February 21st, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in SPH Rm 375! Lunch will be provided.
    *For those unable to attend in person, we invite you join via Zoom https://brown.zoom.us/j/98433609832

    Talk Title: “The Carter Center’s work to Eliminate Transmission of River Blindness (onchocerciasis) in Africa and the Americas”

    Speaker: Frank O. Richards Jr, MD, FAAP, FASTMH - Senior Advisor, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Malaria Programs, The Carter Center 

    Dr. Frank Richards Jr completed Williams College, Cornell Medical School, a U Southern CA residency in pediatrics, the CDC EIS program, and an Emory fellowship in infectious diseases. He spent 23 years as a CDC epidemiologist before joining The Carter Center.

    At The Carter Center, he was director of the River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Schistosomiasis Programs; during his 15-year tenure, these programs assisted 11 countries to deliver more than half a billion treatments to prevent these debilitating diseases. Dr. Richards co-directed the Center’s Malaria Program that helped distribute over 18 million bednets in Nigeria and Ethiopia. In 2020 he became a Senior Advisor to these programs.

    Dr. Richards’ focus is the elimination vector borne parasitic diseases. His programs have interrupted transmission of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis) in parts of four African countries. Dr. Richards was Chair of the steering committee a regional program that helped four countries in the Americas gain WHO verification of elimination River Blindness. He was Chair of the WHO Malaria Elimination Oversight Committee during a time when five countries gained certification of elimination of malaria transmission.

    Dr. Richards has authored or co-authored more than 230 publications. His many awards include the Pioneer Award from National Medical Fellowships and the National Medical Association’s Ophthalmology section recognition for his work in River Blindness. He has adjunct faculty appointments at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory School of Medicine. 

    Please be sure to RSVP below! 

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, Public Health DUG, Research, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Justice Circle
    Feb
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Justice Circle

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street

    The School of Public Health community is invited to join the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Thursday, February 9th from 12 to 1 pm in room 375 as we kick off our monthly Justice Circle, a space dedicated to conversations, support, and unpacking of current events and public health issues impacting our communities.

    Brown University School of Public Health, SPH Diversity
  • ID: Illustrations of dinner food, such as spaghetti with red sauce and dumplings, on a teal background with black letters. Title reads, Q...
    Feb
    6
    6:00pm

    Queer Health All Student Mixer Series

    Stonewall House

    The LGBTQ Center @ Stonewall House and the Queer People for the Advancement of Medicine (QPAAM) will be hosting a series of student mixers centered around queer health this semester at the LGBTQ Center (22 Benevolent St)! These events are open to all graduate, medical, and undergraduate students. Each event will have a theme where we will focus on a different aspect of queer health.

    Dinner Events - 

    • Monday, February 6th, 2023 : Access to Gender Affirming Care
    • Monday, March 6th, 2023 : Queer Sexuality & Health
    • Monday, April 10th, 2023 : Navigating Medical Spaces & Health Literacy

    Join us for the first event of this series on Monday, February 6th, from 6 to 8 PM, for conversations on access to gender affirming care. There will be pizza and refreshments provided at this event!

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Staff Appreciation
    Dec
    16
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Staff Appreciation Event

    121 South Main Street

    Before we enter winter break the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along with SPH-SAC committee welcome you to join us on Friday, December 16th from 12 - 2 pm in room 331 for a staff appreciation event because you deserve it! This is a SPH staff-only event. 

    Brown University School of Public Health, SPH Diversity
  • 12.06.22 SPH Holiday Party
    Dec
    6
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    SPH Holiday Party

    121 South Main Street

    Join the full SPH community for a Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 6th 
    2 - 4 pm
    121 S Main St | Rm 375 & Lounge 

    There will be food, drink, music, and merriment to last you the whole holiday season!

    We will also be accepting donations of children’s pajamas for Children’s Friend - please consider donating this season! Donations will be accepted starting November 28th. 

    Be sure to RSVP by Dec 2nd!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Interested in learning how First-Gen students navigated their path to medical school?
    Co-Moderated by Raymond Che (School of Public Health) and Dr. Jennifer Nazareno (School of Public Health and School of Professional Studies, 2022 UFLi Center Faculty Fellow). Many of the First-Gen Panelists include students who have taken Dr. Nazareno’s courses on Structural Determinants of Health or conducted research with her. In honor of First-Gen College Celebration Day (Nov. 8), we hope students can gain valuable insights on the application process and the first year of the med school experience. Also learn about getting into post bacc and residency programs. Students and alumni are encouraged to ask questions when registering, though the Zoom Q&A feature will be enabled during the webinar.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    15
    10:00am - 1:30pm

    School of Public Health Blood Drive

    121 South Main Street

    Join the Rhode Island Blood Center for their November Blood Drive at the School of Public Health on November 15th from 10 am - 1:30 pm in the third-floor Faculty Lounge. Walk-ins are welcome but booked appointments are appreciated!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Public Health DUG, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Semi-Annual Food Truck Feast
    Oct
    18
    11:30am - 1:30pm

    Semi-Annual SPH Food Truck Feast

    Memorial Park

    Join us for the Semi-Annual Food Truck Feast in appreciation of our SPH students, faculty, and staff!

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    Memorial Park
    (Just look for the food trucks!)

    Co-sponsored by the SPH Graduate Student Council

    Pick up your voucher in Memorial Park – Trucks will not serve you without a voucher

    Limited to School of Public Health only

    *RSVP by October 14, 2022*

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Public Health DUG, SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Oct
    14
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Study with the SPH-GSC

    121 South Main Street

    Looking for motivation to get some work done on a Friday afternoon? Have a deadline that you have to meet before the weekend? Come join us in SPH room 375 from 2-5pm for open study time! This week, we will have a study session from 2-3pm, and then from 3-5pm, we will have the Hispanic Heritage Month World Café event that is co-sponsored by the SPH-GSC and the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We hope to see you there!

    SPH Diversity, SPH-GSC
  • Sep
    21
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Meet the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    121 South Main Street

    The School of Public Health Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion invites you to a meet-the-office event. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us!

    Wednesday, September 21st 
    12 - 1 pm 
    121 S Main St | SPH 3rd floor faculty lounge

    Feel free to stop by and meet the office members. We will provide boxed lunches for a limited number of people.

    At your convenience please RSVP!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • '22 SPH State of the School
    Sep
    8
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    SPH State of the School ’22

    Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle
    The Brown School of Public Health invites our alumni, students, faculty, and staff to gather as a community to kick off the new school year with our State of the School event taking place September 8th from 4 - 6 pm under the tent on the Simmons Quadrangle. 
    2022 SPH State of the School
    September 8, 2022
    Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle
    4:00 - 6:00 PM ET
    Program: 4 - 5 pm | Catered Reception to Follow
    Kindly RSVP here 
    *Livestream Available: https://go.brown.edu/sos22*
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  • Apr
    25
    11:30am - 1:30pm

    2nd Semi-Annual SPH Food Truck Feast

    Memorial Park

    Join us for the 2nd Semi-Annual Food Truck Feast in appreciation of our SPH students, faculty, and staff!

    Co-sponsored by the SPH Graduate Student Council

    Limited to School of Public Health only

    Register Here! 

    *RSVP by April 20, 2022* 

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  • Apr
    5
    1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Public Health Research Day 2022

    Alumnae Hall

    Public Health Research Day is an annual conference hosted by Brown University’s School of Public Health that highlights the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners. All members of the Brown community are welcome to visit the poster session to learn more about Brown students’ high-impact public health work!

    The conference, held in the Crystal Room of Alumnae Hall, is one of several events held to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2022. Visitors are encouraged to discuss posters with students, fellows, staff, faculty and affiliates. We anticipate there being approximately 70 posters.

    Posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

    • undergraduate student
    • master’s student
    • doctoral student

    Winners will be announced by the School of Public Health in mid-April.

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  • Mar
    22
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Public Health and Innovative Community Engagement

    121 South Main Street

    Join the Health Equity Scholars as they lead a discussion with panelists on Public Health and Innovative Community Engagement with panelists from different sectors in Rhode Island. Food will be available following the event, so please RSVP. 

    Panelists: 

    Kobi Dennis
    Chief Operating Officer
    YMCA of Greater Providence
    Lisa Pina-Warren 
    Director of Intervention Services
    Nonviolence Institute 
    Kilah Walters-Clinton
    Director Race, Equity, and Community Engagement
    State of Rhode Island | Executive Office of Health and Human Services
    Sandra Victorino
    Director Of Workforce Development, Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations
    Bilingual Mental Health Clinician
    Care New England
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  • Mar
    15
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    A Conversation with Seth Berkley

    Virtual

    Please join Dr. Ashish K. Jha for a conversation with Dr. Seth Berkley.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    Zoom link to attend today at 3pm: https://brown.zoom.us/j/91330792490

    Biography
    A pioneer in global public health for more than 35 years, Dr. Seth Berkley has been a champion of equitable access to vaccines and of innovation, and a driving force to improve the way the world prevents and responds to infectious disease. A medical doctor and infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Berkley joined Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance as its CEO in August 2011. Under his leadership, Gavi has accelerated global immunization access in its mission to save lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the threat of epidemics and pandemics.

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  • Feb
    17
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    SPH Black History Month Drop-In Social

    121 South Main Street

    Join the School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a Black History Month Drop-In Social. SPH community members are invited to stop by the 3rd floor lounge for Black Health Heroes trivia and treats.  

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  • Feb
    14
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    A Conversation with Dr. James Gavin, III

    Virtual

    Please join Dr. Ashish K. Jha for a conversation with Dr. James R. Gavin III.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow. 

    Zoom link will be sent on the morning of February 14th to all registrants. 

    Please register below.

    Biography
    Dr. Gavin is a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University
    School of Medicine and is Principal, J.R. Gavin & Associates, LLC. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc. He served as President and CEO of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

    He was a senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Before joining HHMI, he was chief of the Diabetes Section and William K. Warren Professor for Diabetes Studies at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gavin is a past president of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and belongs to many organizations, including the National Academy of Medicine, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Association of Physicians. He is a Trustee Emeritus for Emory University, a Trustee Emeritus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serves on the Trustee board at Livingstone College,
    and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for the Partnership for a Healthier America. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). He is past national program director of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the RWJF (1993-2013). He was named a “Living Legend in Diabetes” by AADE in 2009, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Diabetes Research from ADA in 2015, and a lifetime Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Medical Association. He is the 2021 recipient of the Laureate Mentor of the Year Award from the Endocrine Society. He serves as a co-editor for Endocrine Today. He has published more than 250 articles and abstracts and three books. He received a BS in Chemistry from Livingstone College, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Emory University, and his MD from Duke University.

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  • Nov
    3

    Do you love problem solving? Do you love data? Do you seek to use your skills to make a difference in the world?

    Join us for a Biostatistics Information Session!  This is a great opportunity to learn about our master’s and doctoral programs, meet and ask questions to department leadership, faculty, and current students, and discover how the Department of Biostatistics develops future leaders in public health!

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  • Join us at the National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference!  Brought to you by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), which is a society that aims to further the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American students in obtaining advanced degrees, careers, leadership positions, and equality in the STEM field.

    The Brown University School of Public Health is having three information sessions this week at SACNAS NDiSTEM!

    Click below to register! Hope to see you there!

    T oday, October 26 12pm-1pm Information Session (EST)
    Wednesday, October 27 12pm-1pm Information Session (EST)
    Friday, October 29 12pm-1pm Information Session (EST)

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  • Oct
    20

    Join us for a National Diversity College Fair!

    National Diversity College Fairs, LLC was founded with the goal of helping
    under-represented high school and college students in their college selection process.

    The groups include first-generation and low-income high school /college students especially African Americans, Native People, Latinex, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans. Our vision is to increase inclusion and access to all levels of higher learning. Our series of undergraduate and graduate college fairs attract representatives from renowned universities looking to connect with prospective students.

    Register here!

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  • Join our current Health Equity Scholar students and staff to learn more about the Health Equity Scholars Program! 

    Open to graduates of HBCUs, The Health Equity Scholars program provides MPH students with the opportunity to address health disparities through research and practice, while also gaining critical skills for leadership.

    Students selected into the Health Equity Scholars Program benefit from:

    Financial support: Up to a full tuition scholarship (based on demonstrated need), coverage of fees, and stipend support for unpaid or low-paid internships.

    Hands-on public health training: All MPH students, including the Health Equity Scholars, are required to complete 145 hours of an applied public health experience, working with a local, national, or international organization of the Scholar’s choosing.

    Leadership training: Bi-weekly interactive sessions led by Brown faculty and other experts will address communication, negotiation, critical thinking, crisis management, and other essential 21st century leadership skills.

    One-to-one coaching: HES students will work with a coach to help them define their leadership goals and create a personalized plan for leadership development.

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  • 1.2 million women are under correctional supervision in the United States, yet the narrative of mass incarceration often ignores the gendered aspects of punishment.

    This panel centers on the voices and experiences of incarcerated women and their work to build communities free of mass incarceration. As society pushes for an end to mass incarceration, what do we want a future society to remember about the abolitionist efforts of today?

    This event launches the Mass Incarceration Lab Archive at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and is a Humanities Lab project led by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brown University. The Humanities Lab Initiative is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


    Speaker Biographies

    Cherie Cruz is a first-generation college graduate who transcended her own personal and family history of three generations of incarceration and involvement with the criminal legal system to now hold two degrees from Brown University, A.B. Cum Laude. Cherie uses her experience of being directly impacted by the War on Drugs in empowering and lifting up the voices of people who have also been directly impacted. This includes advocating for the Right to Vote, parent’s right to volunteer in school, parental rights, Fair Chance Licensing, decriminalization of substances, and more. Cherie was named ACLU of RI Lay Leader of the Decade in 2019, and is a JLUSA Leading with Conviction 2020 Alum. Cherie, along with fellow Rhode Islanders, co-founded the Formerly Incarcerated Union of RI, a membership-driven non-profit organization, founded and led by people who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system. While continuing to advocate to reduce the barriers to successful reentry, FIU continues to build collective leadership to ultimately reach the goal of reducing the prison population until one day we can shut them down.

    Aminah Elster is a campaign and policy coordinator with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, where she leads its work on reproductive oppression in women’s prisons. Aminah’s motivation to achieve racial and gender justice is rooted in her direct experiences navigating intersecting identities. She is committed to fighting the impacts of decades of systemic oppression and liberating criminalized survivors. Aminah is a researcher and University of California Berkeley alum. In addition to organizing with the Berkeley Underground Scholars, she is also an organizer with Survived & Punished CA, and co-founder of Unapologetically HERS (Healing Experiences Through Research Solutions).

    Daniela Medina earned her MSW with a concentration in Strengthening Organizations and Communities from the University of California, Berkeley in 2021 and her B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. She is from Oakland, CA, and has worked closely with Berkeley Underground Scholars for several years supporting formerly incarcerated students like herself. She is an award-winning expert on higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, an experienced program manager, and a thought leader. Daniela previously worked at Community & Youth Outreach, providing direct service support to those reentering the community after incarceration. She is a certified life coach, a previous Young Professionals of Color Fellow with the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, and was an inaugural Perez Research Fellow at Bright Research Group. Daniela is also the co-founder and host of the Berkeley Underground Scholars podcast, On The Tier.


    Facilitator Biographies

    Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Brown University and an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL. She is an affiliated fellow with Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA). She is the author of Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court (2016) and The Waiting Room (2018). She is the generator and faculty lead for the Mass Incarceration Lab @ CSREA, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Esteem Brumfield was born to civil rights activists in the Bay Area. Esteem cultivated a deep sense of social responsibility, passion for human rights, and a love for the Bay Area. His interests center on law, health, and alternatives to incarceration. Particularly, his work examines the relationship between incarceration, mental health, and public health outcomes. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health at Brown University and plans to enter law school to study constitutional law. As a Fulbright Fellow to South Africa, he researched the relationship between learning disability accommodations and rehabilitation within the Western Cape’s prison system. Prior to pursuing his masters, Esteem served as a Public Health Commissioner for Alameda County and reviewed the health effects of incarceration within the county. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Interested in applying to graduate school?  Join the Brown University School of Public Health at the 2021 MKN McNair Virtual Graduate School Fair.  Learn how our innovative, student-centered academic training and a diverse and collaborative culture prepares graduate students to become leaders in their fields!

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  • Jul
    20
    3:00pm - 4:30pm

    NIH Virtual Graduate Fair

    You’re invited to the Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair!

    The fair will provide an opportunity for you to prepare for the next step in your career by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees.

    This year the fair will welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other interested young scientists.

    The fair will also feature individual online sessions to give you the opportunity to learn more about the participating institutions and programs.

    Register here to join Brown University School of Public Health’s individual session hosted on Tuesday, July 20th, from 3pm-4:30pm EDT.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Screening of the documentary through the night followed by a discussion. 

    Zoom link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/97246883716

    SPH Diversity
  • Black women face a multitude of disparities from conception to postpartum. These disparities are not due to biological differences but they are attributed to the systemic bias and inequalities that continue to plague the United States. This event will highlight the wonderful work being done by medical student Ade Osinubi of Alpert Medical School at Brown University that calls attention to these inequities through her film Black Motherhood through the lens. We will share our time viewing two short stories that are part of the documentary Black Motherhood through the Lens.

    In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, Black Motherhood through the Lens features four Black women’s experiences navigating the reproductive and maternal healthcare system from conception to postpartum. The women in this series have experienced miscarriage, lack of access to infertility care, fears about childbirth, and postpartum depression. For this event you will hear the experiences of two women, Shannon and Ijeoma who despite these challenges, boldly pursued their dreams of Black motherhood.

    After viewing the short films there will be a panel discussion led by Ade Osinubi, the film director and producer. Ade will be joined by two of the women featured in the full length documentary, Shaylene and Shannon. There will be time for audience Q&A following the panel discussion.

    We hope that you will join us for an evening of learning, engaging, and rallying around Black Maternal Health.

    SPH Diversity
  • Apr
    8
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Barnes Lecture | Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

    Virtual - Zoom link will be sent on the morning of 4/8

    Please join the webinar by clicking on the link below -

    https://brown.zoom.us/j/97072942456

    Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special conversation with Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

    Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and abroad have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.

    Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; he is also Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

    Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History.

     An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    Registration for this webinar is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

    About the lectureship

    The lecture is supported by The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Barnes, Jr. Lectureship in Public Health, endowed through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Zisson ’74, in memory of Norma and Miles Zisson ’38. Dr. Barnes was a beloved member of the faculty who had strong interests in humanism and medicine, and who developed several innovations in teaching at Brown, including the use of authors and actors to read and perform pieces on health-relevant themes. Mrs. Barnes was a social worker who shared her husband’s love of students and teaching.

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  • In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the School of Public Health is honored to host an alumni panel highlighting the transformative work of four amazing MPH alumni focused on advancing racial equity in public health.

    We will be joined by: 

    Monique J. Brown, PhD, MPH ’09
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
    Shane Lloyd, MPH ’11
    Inclusion and Engagement Leader, Worldwide Consumer at Amazon
    Catherine Nwachukwu, MPH ’17
    Manager for Strategy and Research at the Center for Health Information and Analysis
    Abdullah Shihipar, MPH ’20
    Research Associate at Brown University 

    At various stages in their career, our alumni will discuss their professional work in advancing racial equity in public health and how their time at the School of Public Health at Brown prepared them to engage in this complex yet important work. 

    The panel will be moderated and there will be time for Q&A at the end. We hope you will join us!  

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  • Join us for an afternoon of virtual tea/coffee to discuss how we can come together to better highlight/examine racial disparities in COVID-19 as it relates to Native American health.

    The suggested reading “State Crime, Native Americans and COVID-19” by Laura Finley can be found at this link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.13169/statecrime.10.1.0045.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A7cd1bdd7366d9829017254b7939f69f5

    We realize it is a longer article PLEASE NOTE that we are only suggesting that you read the sections on Structural Disadvantage and AI/NA Peoples, COVID-19, AI/NA Peoples and State Crime.

    Zoom Information: https://brown.zoom.us/j/98101731112?pwd=THNJaURWYzQ1d1lyMU9ia2VGQmJkQT09  

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  • Mar
    12
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Womxn SPH Chat

    Zoom

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to create a virtual space for all the Womxn Faculty and Staff in our community. We are looking forward to coming together to talk and build community. This might include just catching up, or should people choose, sharing successes, challenges, and strategies for what has worked and what we have learned as Womxn working in the higher educational space over this past year.

    This event will take place on Friday, March 12th from 11am-12pm.

    We will use the World Cafe method to engage in conversation, this will allow us to have small intimate conversations prompted by questions posed by the facilitator. After some time in our small groups we will come together to “harvest” our ideas and strategies as a way to learn from and engage with each other on this journey.

    Please register here! We hope that you will join us in this space.

    SPH Diversity
  • Mar
    2
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Student Bystander Training

    We invite you to gather virtually for an Active Bystander training that will introduce and explore bystander interventions as it relates to anti-Blackness, micro and macro-aggressions, and other race related incidents.
    We will offer strategies to effectively intervene as active bystanders, discuss how to engage in courageous conversations, and allow time to explore practice scenarios.
    If you are interested in attending this session please RSVP!
    SPH Diversity
  • Please consider joining the School of Public Health community to virtually gather and watch the Victor Schoenbach Keynote speaker Dr. Sharrelle Barber at the 42nd Minority Health Conference. The L.E.A.D leadership student group will facilitate a discussion following the keynote. 

    Please RSVP through this calendar invite, more details to follow. 

    SPH Diversity
  • We have organized the event around the theme of Black women in health leadership with a focus on advocacy, social justice, public health, and medicine. Through this event we hope to uplift and empower the voices of Black women leaders devoted to health equity, advocacy, and public health; as well as engage in a discussion about the various issues that impact the health of the Black community. We hope to offer ideas on strategies to close the gaps that are present within the Black community.

    This moderated event will take place virtually in collaboration with the School of Public Health and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

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  • This is a virtual event.

    Please join us via Zoom by clicking https://brown.zoom.us/j/97876769813

    Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special conversation with Helene D. Gayle, MD, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust.

    Dr. Gayle has been president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, since October 2017. Under her leadership, the Trust has adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region.

    For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She also launched the McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org), a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.

    Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins University. She has received 18 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.  She serves on public company and nonprofit boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America, ONE Campaign, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Economic Club of Chicago. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, American Public Health Association, National Academy of Medicine, National Medical Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. She has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of February 11, 2021.

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  • Dec
    18
    Join the School of Public Health Staff Advisory Council to connect virtually with much missed colleagues over lunch, coffee, or tea, and gaming!**
    **We’re going to play the game “Heads Up” which is a free app. If you would like a turn to be in the “hot seat” (the guesser) then you would need to download the game. Downloading the game is not required to participate. The rules and directions will be explained during the zoom meet.
    SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    24
  • As part of our commitment to creating an environment that supports wellness at the School of Public Health, the public health community of color—all students, staff, and faculty of color—are invited to a self-care mindfulness session led by Dr. Shufang Sun.
    Dr. Sun’s research focuses on understanding minority stress and mental health among marginalized populations, including LGBTQ individuals, as well as minority health promotion through innovative, evidence-based methods including mindfulness-based interventions.
    We know that many in our community have been experiencing increased stress due to the burdens of the coronavirus, the election, and racism, to name a few. We hope that you will be able join this self-care event on, please encourage others to join as well.
    SPH Diversity
  • The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award, is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.

    Register for ABRCMS

    Brown University School of Public Health will be hosting four free information sessions/group chats during ABRCMS.  Register today!

    Monday Chat, November 9, 5:45PM-7PM

    https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-uurDIsHNb0B4I3JqI5hx7cwBq-IDYo

    Tuesday Chat, November 10, 5:45PM-7PM

    https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-uurDIsHNb0B4I3JqI5hx7cwBq-IDYo

    Wednesday Chat, November 11, 5:45-7PM

    https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-uurDIsHNb0B4I3JqI5hx7cwBq-IDYo

    Thursday Chat, November 12, 5:45PM-7PM

    https://brown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-uurDIsHNb0B4I3JqI5hx7cwBq-IDYo

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  • The PSTC Fall 2020 Colloquia Series will host Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University. His talk is titled “Structural Racism and Health Stratification in the U.S.: Connecting Theory to Measurement ” and will discuss his research on the underexplored relationship between macro-level structural racism and population health in the United States..

    SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    7
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Race & Public Health in America

    Online

    Race & Public Health in America

    Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Public Health in America on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature:

    • Lundy Braun, Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Africana Studies
    • Akilah Dulin, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
    • Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health

    The event will be moderated by Ronald Aubert, Visiting Professor of the Practice of Race and Ethnicity, CSREA and School of Public Health.

    Registration is now open.

    For more information and to register for Race & Public Health in America, please visit, https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/provost/race-america.

    This panel discussion series has been curated by Brown’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America in partnership with the Office of the Provost.

     

    To request accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact the University Event & Conference Services Office at [email protected] or 401-863-3100.

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  • “The Problem with the Phrase “Women and Minorities”: Intersectionality, An Indispensable Critical Theoretical Framework for Behavioral and Social Health Science Research”

    Friday, September 25, 2020
     12:00 PM – 12:55 PM
    Zoom ID: 927 3899 8271

    Historically rooted in Black feminist activism, intersectionality is a critical theoretical framework that posits that power and social inequity are differently structured, and vary based on people’s multiple and intersecting demographic positions (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, gender and sexual minority status, socioeconomic status). Intersectionality has made impressive inroads within the behavioral and social health sciences (BSHS) in recent years. It enhances BSHS research by challenging “single-axis” assumptions such as that connoted by the phrase “women and minorities,” and centering the experiences and needs of people marginalized by intersectional discrimination. This presentation will: (1) provide an overview of intersectionality, its history, and core tenets; (2) describe how intersectionality challenges conventional assumptions about groups of people and social issues; (3) highlight applications of intersectionality to NIH-funded health research with U.S. Black men; and (4) discuss why critical perspectives such as intersectionality are indispensable for BSGS researchers committed to social justice work.

     

    Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D. is Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at The George Washington University (GW), Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the DC-Center for AIDS Research, and the Founding Director of the Intersectionality Training Institute at GW. She is a leading scholar of the application of intersectionality to social and behavioral science research, as well as research focused on HIV prevention and sexuality in Black communities.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Research, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • The School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all School students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to a webinar led by Shontay Delalue, Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Interim Senior Associate Dean in the Division of Biology and Medicine, and Lawrence Angelo, Institutional Equity Officer in Brown University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, to provide an overview of the University’s Bias Incident Reporting System.

    In this training, we will review what constitutes a bias incident, the rationale for situating the bias reporting system at the University level, the work of the Bias Review Team, and how data is fed back to the community annually to guide refinements in programming to address climate.

    Following Shontay Delalue and Lawrence Angelo’s presentation, attendees are invited to engage in conversation via Q&A.

    If you are able to attend, please complete the registration form and submit your questions in advance. The Zoom webinar link will be emailed to registrants in advance of the meeting.

    We will be recording this presentation as a resource for those who are unable to attend.

    SPH Diversity
  • The School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Office of Academic Affairs invites School faculty engaged in teaching, graduate program directors, director of undergraduate studies, curriculum committee members, and chairs/vice chairs to this training workshop to support faculty to further enhance and transform their teaching of public health to more rigorously address race, racism, and racial bias. This workshop will be led by Associate Dean Caroline Kuo, with content vetted by Dr. Benjamin Reese. Dr. Reese is President of BENREESE, LLC., a global diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm. He is the former Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System, Duke University’s Chief Diversity Officer, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is also adjunct professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Community Medicine and Family Health, and Psychology and Neuroscience.

    The workshop will cover the following content:

    • How to set norms and create a common foundation for engaging in learning around these topics effectively in the classroom.
    • Strategies for facilitating interactions between faculty and students and between students to support a space for effective learning.
    • Discussing how to re-work competencies and content with attention to race, racism, and racial bias in public health.

    The last portion of the workshop will divide faculty by department, where faculty can engage in peer-to-peer sharing on strategies that have worked well for them, and/or to discuss challenges. If you are able to attend, please complete this registration form. A Zoom webinar link will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.

    Following this workshop, starting September 21st, faculty will have an opportunity to work through specific course content in detailed 1-on-1 or small group coaching sessions with Dr. Reese to troubleshoot any challenges they encounter as they implement new changes in their course, or to have specific questions answered as they begin to re-work their course. There is no structure to these informal sessions - faculty should use these sessions with Dr. Reese in whatever way is most useful to you. If you already know you want a 1-on-1 or small group session (15 slots available on a first come first serve basis, please sign up using this form).

    SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning, Training, Professional Development
  • “Diversifying the Biomedical Workforce:
    Critical, Urgent, and Long Overdue”
    Patricia Molina, MD, PhD
    Richard Ashman, PhD Professor and Head, Department of Physiology Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence
    Louisiana State University Health
    Patricia Molina, MD, PhD
    Patricia Molina, MD, PhD, is a distinguished mentor and scientist. Her work focuses on the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune consequences of acute traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock. She also investigates the interaction of chronic alcohol and cannabinoid use on the behavioral, metabolic, and immune consequences of HIV/AIDS. Her work is currently funded by NIAAA, NIDA, and CDMRP. Dr. Molina is Chair of the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, President of the Research Society on Alcoholism, and Past President of the American Physiological Society.
    Research, SPH Diversity
  • Our biennial symposium, split across sessions over three weeks, on teaching public health will explore best practices in inclusive pedagogy. Speakers will address educational policies, course design, content, and other approaches that optimize learning for all students.

    4:30 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
    INTRODUCTIONS AND OPENING REMARKS

    Sandro Galea (@sandrogalea), Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

    Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health


    4:35 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Stakes is High: Embedding a Sense of Urgency in Public Health Education

    Raul Fernandez, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development


    5:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
    STUDENT REMARKS
    Students will share their experiences in the classroom and explore what has worked from a student perspective.

    Moderator: Sophie Godley, Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health


    5:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    MODERATED DISCUSSION AND Q&A
    SPH Diversity, TeachPublicHealth
  • Jun
    17
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    DiversiTeas

    On behalf of oSTEM (Out in STEM), GSOCnSTEM (Graduate Students of Color in STEM), and SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science), I would like to invite you to our virtual DiversiTeas: Don’t Blame Us for Health Disparities on June 17th from 4 - 5:30pm. The discussion topic will be marginalization and disenfranchisement in medicine and research and the featured speakers will be Prof. Laura López-Sanders, PhD in the Population Studies and Training Center in the Department of Sociology, Prof. Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD of the Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity in the School of Public Health, and Prof. Jeffery Proulx, PhD of the Mindfulness Center in the School of Public Health.

    For those new to the series, DiversiTeas is a networking and social series around topics of diversity in STEM fields for graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and administrators.

    If you plan on attending, please fill out this RSVP form: https://forms.gle/V6B15GENY9Qm1bUW8.

    We look forward to seeing you at DiversiTeas!

    SPH Diversity
  • You are invited to an online Community Conversation on the effects of anti-Black racism and police violence on public health. We are coming together as a community to address steps that we can take to improve the climate in our public health community.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Research, SPH Diversity
  • You are invited to an online Community Conversation on the effects of anti-Black racism and police violence on public health. We are coming together as a community to address steps that we can take to improve the climate in our public health community.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Research, SPH Diversity
  • Our biennial symposium, split across sessions over three weeks, on teaching public health will explore best practices in inclusive pedagogy. Speakers will address educational policies, course design, content, and other approaches that optimize learning for all students.

    4:30 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
    INTRODUCTIONS AND OPENING REMARKS

    Sandro Galea (@sandrogalea), Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

    Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health


    4:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    PANEL PRESENTATIONS
    This panel will examine how we can move towards inclusive teaching.

    Viji Sathy, Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Special Projects Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of North Carolina

    Sinead Younge, Chair, Department of Psychology, Morehouse College

    India Ornelas, Associate Professor of Health Services, University of Washington

    Rosalind Gregory-Bass, Chair and Associate Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences Program and Director, Health Careers Program, Spelman College

    Moderator: Candice Belanoff, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

    SPH Diversity, TeachPublicHealth
  • This kick-off webinar of APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity series will examine racism and its historic and present-day impact on health and well-being. Presenters will:

    • identify the multiple levels on which racism operates;
    • describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and
    • explore the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.

    REGISTER NOW

    Introduction

    • APHA President-Elect José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA, Director of Health Professions Advising, Northwestern University

    Presenters

    • APHA Past President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
    • Amani Allen, PhD, MPH, Executive Associate Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

    Moderator

    • Tia Taylor Williams, Director, APHA Center for Public Health Policy and Center for School Health and Education

    We encourage you to view webinars from the 2015 series The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation in advance of the 2020 webinar series.

    SPH Diversity
  • Our biennial symposium, split across sessions over three weeks, on teaching public health will explore best practices in inclusive pedagogy. Speakers will address educational policies, course design, content, and other approaches that optimize learning for all students.

    4:30 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
    INTRODUCTIONS AND OPENING REMARKS

    Sandro Galea (@sandrogalea), Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

    Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health


    4:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    PANEL PRESENTATIONS
    This panel will explore what we should be doing to promote inclusivity in education.

    Linda Alexander, Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs, West Virginia University; Chair of ASPPH Diversity and Inclusion Section

    Erin Driver-Linn, Dean for Education, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

    Janice Bowie, Director DrPH Program, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

    Raygine DiAquoi, Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity, Culture and Inclusion, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

    Moderator: Yvette Cozier, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Public Health

    SPH Diversity, TeachPublicHealth
  • Register in advance for this webinar: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Pl52MF_PSliWhuZCK78B_Q

    Please join us for a webinar focused on sharing promising public health practices to reduce COVID-19 related disparities. During this webinar, presenters will discuss the actions their cities have taken to mitigate the disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, speakers will take these ideas a step further and examine how they can be integrated into longer-term strategies for lasting impact that strengthens future responses and advances health equity. Please feel free to share this announcement with others who might be interested.

    Moderator:

    Dr. Leandris Liburd

    Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity/ Chief Health Equity Officer of the CDC COVID-19 Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Speakers:

    Mr. T. Benicio Gonzales

    Director of the Center for Health Equity, Louisville Department of Public Health & Wellness

    Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye

    Director of the Black Hawk County Health Department, Iowa

    Dr. Jarvis Chen

    Research Scientist, Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Dr. Thomas LaViest

    Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University

    Attendees are welcome to submit questions in advance to [email protected] (Subject Line: Webinar: COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices in Health Equity).

    SPH Diversity
  • Please join Provost Richard M. Locke for Faculty in Focus: The Webinar, “Health Disparities and COVID-19,” on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 4 p.m.

    The event will feature Brown University faculty members Visiting Professor of the Practice, CSREA, and The School of Public Health Ronald E. Aubert, Assistant Professor of Sociology Laura López-Sanders, and Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice and Professor of Medicine Amal N. Trivedi.

    COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on members of marginalized communities, with disparities in infection rates and health outcomes emerging by race, ethnicity and immigration status. This multidisciplinary faculty panel will explore and discuss the underlying factors driving these disparities and ideas for addressing the issues. Provost Locke will moderate the conversation.

    For more information about this series, please visit: https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/provost/initiatives-resources/faculty-focus-webinar

    If you have a question about this event or would like to submit a question for the Q&A portion, please contact the University Event & Conference Services Office at [email protected].

    Please note:
    -A link to the webinar will be made available closer to the event.
    -Attendees will have the option to submit questions to the moderator during the event.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • So many transitions have occurred in the past several weeks, and we are aware that the upcoming period of finals, graduation, and summer will bring many more transitions. As such, we write to invite you to an informal virtual coffee/tea check-in on April 30th at 1PM.
    Deans Marcus and Clark will also be joining us as they are eager to hear from you. We encourage you to surface any topic you like. You may have chosen to raise some of these topics during the student town hall with Dean Marcus on April 7th; however, it’s okay to resurface any topic if it is important to you. We also hope this smaller group check-in will allow you to bring up additional topics that are important to you.
    Please register for the virtual tea/coffee here
    By now, you are likely aware of a number of resources that have been developed or enhanced in response to COVID-19. I wish to highlight just a few here:
    • If you are experiencing financial hardship, new resources are available via the Ufunds portal. These requests are being given the fullest consideration and will be met so long as available resources permit.
    • This can be a time that requires additional attention towards mental health. The School is holding weekly virtual mindfulness sessions. CAPS remains open for all students including virtual sessions.
    • All of our Deans remain available to you. We maintain virtual office hours. Deans for the Graduate School and Deans for the College also maintain virtual office hours.
    • For those involved in TA work, the Sheridan Center offers a number of supportive resources for engaging virtual learning.
    We look forward to seeing you.
    SPH Diversity
  • Join us for an afternoon of virtual tea/coffee to discuss how we can come together to better highlight/examine racial disparities in COVID as well as the differential impact on intersecting populations such as minorities in health service sectors and minorities who are disproportionately imprisoned. 
    Articles to be discussed:
    SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    28
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Minority Health Conference Webcast Viewing

    121 South Main Street

    This year’s theme is Truth to Power: Exercising Political Voice to Achieve Health Equity. Truth to Power recognizes a critical need for a more just and truthful world to improve our society. Historically, the courageous voices of people with less access to power have fueled movement-making and actions to disrupt resistive power structures. This year’s conference will focus on the tools and approaches we need to uplift marginalized voices, embolden effective leadership, and create policy that is community-driven and grounded in equity.

    The Keynote speaker is LaTosha Brown is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights. She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern-based civic engagement organization that played an instrumental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race.

    SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    26
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Gender Inclusive Training for TAs/TEs

    121 South Main Street
    This zoom conference session will explore effective teaching practices for creating gender-inclusive discussions and activities. Our goal is to support all students in understanding the relevance of gender to course content, as well as to create a welcoming environment for trans and nonbinary students. Participants are welcome to bring specific questions or scenarios to discuss, or to email the facilitator ahead of time if you want to make sure to address something specifically ([email protected]).
    SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    25
    5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Viewing: PUSHOUT: The criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    The viewing of the documentary PUSHOUT: The criminalization of Black Girls in Schools in order to consider the crucial issues of race, education, social and judicial disparities disproportionately affecting black girls, followed by a panel discussion.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity, Teaching & Learning
  • Feb
    24
    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Postponed: Womxn in Faculty Discussion: World Cafe

    121 South Main Street

    To kick off women’s history month, please join us for a lunchtime discussion regarding various topics that predominately impact womxn faculty members. This discussion will be interactive and consists of a brief introduction followed by the opportunity to discuss and strategize over different questions like gender dynamics in the workplace, work-life balance, and transitioning between ranks throughout your career. This opportunity will allow you to discuss with other faculty members and facilitators. 

    Please RSVP so that we may order enough food. 

    If you would like to learn more about the world cafe model please visit the website. 

    SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    13
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Student of Color Lunch

    121 South Main Street

    Please join us for the Public Health Graduate Student of Color Lunch Series! This is an opportunity for new and returning graduate students to come together to build community within the School. Food, fellowship, and networking!

     This lunch we will discuss the change in diversity criteria for NIH and what this means for applying for supplements and F31 funding. 

    SPH Diversity
  • Feb
    12
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Student Active Bystander Training

    121 South Main Street

    Training Goals: 

    • I ntroduces concept of active bystander intervention
    • Discuss why this is vital as a student in higher education
    • Develop strategies to effectively intervene as active bystanders to challenge bias, harassment, discrimination, and engage in courageous conversations
    • Practice scenarios
    SPH Diversity
  • Jan
    15
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Virtual Public Health Grad Fair

    Online

    Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health?  Join us for the first TIPH virtual fair of 2020!  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered while conversing with multiple school representatives.  All without having to travel or take time from work!  Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 10am-12pm EST, and there will be a live student panel at 11am.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

     

    REGISTER HERE

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • Dec
    2
    12:30pm - 1:30pm

    School of Public Health Staff Mix & Mingle

    121 South Main Street

    The staff advisory committee at the school of public health invites you to come and enjoy food and fellowship with other staff members within the school. Enjoy hot cocoa and refreshments, stop by or stay the hour. We can’t wait to see you! 

    Please RSVP so we can ensure there are enough refreshments. 

    SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    19
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Student of Color Lunch

    121 South Main Street

    Professor Medeva Ghee will lead an informal discussion that will focus on the question: how do you get people of color to succeed in the faculty pipeline?

    Be prepared to learn about what works well for building a well-rounded experience as a graduate student and come with questions! 

    Please RSVP so that we can make sure there is enough food for everyone!

    SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    18
    6:30pm

    A Screening of: The Farewell

    Smith-Buonanno Hall

    SPH Immigration Working Group, A24 and Global Brown Center Present: The Farewell, Screening Cross-Cultural Ethics of Health 

    For more information please, click here

    SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    7
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Sex and Migration Panel

    121 South Main Street
    A panel discussion on the intersections of autonomous sex work, sex trafficking, migration, and gender.

    Pᴀɴᴇʟɪsᴛs
    Rɪᴄʜᴀʀᴅ Hᴏʟᴄᴏᴍʙ is a human rights advocate, street outreach worker and HIV prevention counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in HIV prevention and as the founder of Project Weber, a program for male sex-workers in Rhode Island. He has nearly 20 years of street-outreach experience in United States, Canada, and Europe.

    Bᴇʟʟᴀ Rᴏʙɪɴsᴏɴ is a sex worker’s rights activist who has worked in the sex industry over thirty years. She founded the Rhode Island Chapter of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE RI) in 2009 and has served as the executive director since. As the director of COYOTE RI, Bella looks to build and strengthen support networks for sex workers in Rhode Island and she works in close collaboration with activists nationwide.
    SPH Diversity
  • Nov
    4
    12:30pm

    SAC Cultural Potluck

    South Street Landing

    Start off the holiday season by joining SAC for our second annual Cultural Potluck! Staff members are invited to bring and share their favorite food. It could be a dish that is reflective of your cultural heritage, something you grew up eating that reminds you of home and family, or just something you love to eat now. Beverages will be provided. Cooking a dish is not required to join, all staff are welcome, just bring your appetites! If you do plan to bring a dish, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBJ9sxfpUy51dtcw3RPIVqRcnh0OA9Gdz-mJGvJNDj83iGvg/viewform

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    29
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Gender Inclusive Training for Faculty

    121 South Main Street

    Based on the positive feedback received last year we will be bringing back the outstanding and experienced consultant Think Again. The interactive session will include topics such as “transing” the curriculum and syllabi, opportunities and exercises to practice building gender inclusion in the classroom, and explore challenges faced in this work. 

    Please RSVP so that we may order enough food. 

    SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    29
    10:30am - 11:30am

    Gender Inclusive Training for Students

    121 South Main Street

    This training will be supported by an outstanding consultant Think Again with experience in gender inclusion in higher education. The interactive session will include topics such as the use of gender pronouns in interactions with others in the School, current issues in trans communities, as well as additional topics as informed by community dialogue and interactive practice to support behavior change.

    Please RSVP so that we may order enough snacks. 

    SPH Diversity
  • Transgender Health:  Lessons from the Field and Future Directions

    Friday, October 25, 2019
     12:00pm – 12:55pm
    121 South Main St, Room 245

    Jay A. Irwin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is also an Associate Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary research group focused on sexuality, sexual health, and gender-based inquiries. He is also a member of PTRN: Professional Transgender Resource Network of Nebraska, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to increasing knowledge of trans identities and needs among professional fields such as healthcare, legal and policy, and education. His research focuses on LGBT health experiences, trans identities, and topics of queer and trans inclusion in medicine and higher education.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity, Training, Professional Development
  • Oct
    17
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    LEAD Reading Group: Impact of Immigration Policies on Health

    121 South Main Street
    Delve into the Immigration and Justice AJPH issue with lunch and the LEAD reading group! A discussion on health impact of policies will be led by the Brown SPH Immigration Working Group.
     
     
    All are invited, including students, staff, post-docs and faculty! Lunch from Kabob and Curry will be available.
    SPH Diversity
  • In this webinar, panelists will discuss the inequalities and health disparities brought about by the institution of slavery in the United States, with a focus on mass incarceration as an important social determinant of health.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Assess how historical federal government policies, beginning with chattel slavery, have produced inequality in the United States.
    • Describe the connection between the 13th amendment and current practices and policies around mass incarceration.
    • Describe how health is impacted by social factors such as discrimination, specifically focusing on incarceration in the US.

     

    SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    3
    12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Student of Color Luncheon

    121 South Main Street

    Professor’s Amal Trivedi and David Williams will lead an informal discussion that will focus on “managing” up and getting the most of supervision relationships. Be prepared to learn about what works well for building a good mentoring relationship that you can take forward. 

    Please RSVP so that we can make sure there is enough food for everyone!

    SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    1
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Student-focused Active Bystander Training

    121 South Main Street

    The Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the School of Public Health would like to invite you to a Student-focused Active Bystander Training. This training introduces concepts and skills to effectively intervene as active bystanders to challenge bias, harassment, discrimination, and engage in courageous conversations. University resources for response to harassment and discrimination will also be discussed.

    Snacks and Refreshments will be served!

    SPH Diversity