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.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $250,000 to the Brown University School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island (SUMHLC), to establish the Rhode Island Community-Academic Partnership for Behavioral Health (RICAP). Other participating organizations include RICARES, Oasis Wellness and Recovery Centers, the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Rhode Island.
HSR doctoral student Sarah Gordon published an op-ed on Medicaid expansion in the Salt Lake Tribune in which she fact-checks recent representations of the impact of Medicaid expansion in other states. Sarah's research interests include Medicaid policy, health care reform implementation, health disparities, and care coordination for vulnerable populations.
Lori Daiello, assistant professor (research) was recently profiled in the Providence Business News (PBN). Lori was among six researchers chosen to be content experts and authors for this year’s report, “The Impact of Mental Well-Being on Brain Health,” published by The Global Council on Brain Health, an international collaboration between AARP and Age UK.
Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH has been named a voting member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An academic and clinical geriatrician, Stefan has immunization research experience across the lifespan and has conducted or participated in numerous clinical trials relating to vaccine-preventable diseases including those caused by influenza, S pneumonia,B.