HIV and COVID-19: Intersecting Epidemics With Many Unknowns

Dr. Bengtson has recently published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology discussing the intersecting HIV and COVID epidemics. Read more here: HIV and COVID-19: Intersecting Epidemics With Many Unknowns

Bengtson investigates risk of cardiometabolic disease amongst HIV-infected pregnant women in South Africa

Through her upcoming research project on perinatal health and HIV, Angie Bengtson, PhD hopes to answer critical questions about the development and impact of cardiometabolic diseases – such as gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and pre-eclampsia – amongst pregnant women with HIV in South Africa. 

Three Epidemiology Faculty Awarded Seed Awards

Brown University's annual Research Seed Awards help faculty more successfully advance research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data and the pursuit of new directions or collaborations in research.

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Bengtson and Lurie coauthor recent paper examining an innovative way to track engagement in HIV care for women during the perinatal period in Malawi

Sustained engagement in HIV care is critical to the success of Option B+ for HIV-infected pregnant women. However, monitoring women’s engagement in care across clinics and over time is challenging due to migration and clinic transfers.

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Intersection of Schools and Highways Produces Bad Air

Gregory Wellenius, director of the Center for Environmental Health and Technology, provided commentary in this article about the health risks children face when their schools are in close proximity to major highways. 

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Joseph Braun spoke at NIEHS brief updating congressional staff

Professor Joseph Braun recently spoke to members of Congress and their staff during a  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) briefing on children's environmental health. Braun described how even low levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may place children’s health at risk.

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Silence is golden: Living in a noisy area may increase risk of more serious stroke

Professor Gregory Wellenius is part of an international team of researchers who found that the high levels of environmental noise in large cities can increase both the severity and consequences of strokes.

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Brandon Marshall is PI on two new NIH grants designed to reduce overdose deaths in RI

Congratulations to Professor Brandon Marshal, PI on two new five-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, which will fund projects designed to reduce overdose deaths in Rhode Island. If successful, researchers hope to expand these interventions beyond the Ocean State.