Valery Danilack, PhD Publishes First of Dissertation Papers

Valery Danilack, 2015 graduate from Brown's doctoral program in Epidemiology and current Reseach Associate in Epidemiology, has just had the first of her dissertation papers published in BJOG:  An Internationl Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The title of the paper is, "The effect of labour induction on the risk of caesarean delivery: using propensity scores to control confounding by indication." According to Dr.

(Distributed December 16, 2015)

Spotlight on Epidemiology Student Achievements

Marcia Pescador Jimenez, second year doctoral student in Epidemiology, has been nominated to attend the CDC Millenial Health Leaders’ Summit, which will take place March 31 - April 1 at the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. The Summit 
event brings together a cadre of medical, public health, and public 
policy graduate students, nominated by their universities for 
their outstanding achievements and promise as future leaders in 
addressing health disparities across the nation.

(Distributed December 15, 2015)

Brown Experts Advise Governor’s Overdose Task Force

The statistics are startling. In 2014, 239 people in RI lost their lives to overdose, more than the number of homicides, motor vehicle deaths, and suicides combined. The problems of opioid dependence and accidental drug overdose have been growing for some time. And growing in direct relation to a dramatic increase in the amount of opioids prescribed.

(Distributed December 1, 2015)

Mark Lurie, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is Senior Author on a Study Published in PLOS ONE that Finds HIV Spreads Faster as Violent Conflict Looms.

According to a Brown University study, HIV incidence in sub-Saharan countries shows a tendency to spike significantly five years prior to armed conflict breaking out.

Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study analyzed the relationship between HIV incidence in 36 countries in the sub-Saharan region and armed conflict, revealing that rates of incidence are generally at their worst before hostilities begin. Specifically, there's a five-year period where HIV prevalence is high prior to the start of the bloodshed.

(Distributed November 16, 2015)
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