Associate Epidemiology Professor Chanelle Howe, PhD will be serving as a panelist for Part 1 of the Boston University SPH 3 Part Series: Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in the series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.