Ira Wilson, along with R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim briefed Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island state health leaders on health care cost trends at a conference held at the Hotel Providence on May 14. The cost trends research team leader, Ira commented on the impact of the group's research.“This is very exciting. For the first time, we are looking at data that reflects actual health care costs and patterns of use here in Rhode Island, across all payers.
Melissa Clark, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice has been appointed as successor to Don Operario, PhD, who has decided to step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health to pursue full-time teaching and research. The appointment is effective on July 1, 2019.
Nina Joyce and Andrew Zullo together with The Department of Health Services, Policy, Practice will host a special Brown Bag Presentation on Friday, May 10 at Noon in room 331. Drinks and cookies will be served.
Brianna Osetinsky, PhD candidate in Health Services Research recently successfully defended her dissertation titled “HIV and Non-Communicable Disease: Integrated Modeling and Chronic Care in Africa” to the delight of her advisor Omar Galárraga and her committee members Joe Hogan, Mark Lurie, Becky Genberg, and Stephen McGarvey. Brianna was supported at her defense by fellow HSR students and her beaming family, who flew across the country to share in her joy. Brianna is shown pictured below with fellow newly minted HSR doctoral graduate, Sarah Gordon.
Vice President for Research Jill Pipher and Provost Richard M. Locke presented awards to six Brown professors, among whom we are proud to announce was Kali Thomas, at the annual Celebration of Research on April 23.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Amal Trivedi for receiving the 2019 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. As part of National Public Health Week, Dean Marcus made the announcement during the 20th annual Public Health Research Day conference in Alumnae Hall, highlighting the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners across campus where over 85 researchers presented their posters.
On March 26, Bart Laws co-chaired the first symposium on Rhode Island's Behavioral Health Care System, featuring Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of Health; Rebecca Boss, Director of BHDDH; and many other public officials and community representatives. Click here for the agenda.