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Professors Jennifer Pellowski and Omar Galárraga chosen for a competitive NIH Implementation Science Training Program

Jennifer Pellowski, PhD, Assistant Professor if Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Omar Galárraga, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, have been selected for an NIH training program at The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).  The program is a semester long online training course that culminates in a 2 day in-person workshop in January in Bethesda. The  application process is very competitive and they are 2 of the 54 investigators who were chosen nationwide. 

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Hypertension Control and Retention in Care Among HIV-Infected Patients

Multiple Brown University International Health Institute Professors are coauthors on the recently published study contributing to the understanding of the impact of integrated care to the health care of HIV-positive patients with comorbid hypertension

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Recent article by Professor Galarraga published in The Lancet - Free access

Read Professor Galarraga's recent article, "Conditional economic incentives to improve HIV prevention and treatment in low-income and middle-income countries."

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Study Shows Future Increase Hypertension and Decrease in HIV Prevalence in South Africa and Kenya

Researchers at the Brown University School of Public Health have just published the results of their modelling study modelling prevalence, morbidity, mortality and health system burden — that is how many people should be in treatment in order to meet national goals of disease coverage – of HIV and hypertension.

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Resilience and psychosocial outcomes among South African adolescents affected by HIV

An article in the journal AIDS by Professor Caroline Kuo and doctoral student Ashleigh LoVette concludes that resilience-focused interventions hold promise for improving the behavioral health of adolescents living in high HIV prevalence settings.

New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

While most teens can define consent as saying ‘yes,’ their understanding of how consent translates into real life experiences varies.

Ashleigh LoVette receives the 2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Ashleigh LoVette, a PhD candidate with the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health, has been awarded the 2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award by the International Center for Research on Women.

To fight sexually transmitted diseases, Montgomery Co. offers condoms in some high school clinics

Faculty member Mark Lurie was recently quoted in The Washington Post

McGarvey receives $3,073,527 grant

Stephen McGarvey, Professor of Epidemiology, received $3,073,527 for "Impact of the obesity-risk CREBRF p.Arg457Gln variant on energy expenditure, intake, and substrate utilization in Samoans" from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

5th Annual SASH Forum

In March 2018, IHI Faculty Members Mark Lurie, Abigail Harrison, Caroline Kuo, Jennifer Pellowski and Angie Bengtson were in Malmesbury, outside of Cape Town, South Africa to convene the 5th Annual SASH Forum, a collaboration between Brown and the University of Cape Town.  The aim of SASH is to train and mentor the next generation of African social scientists able to address the HIV epidemic. More than 50 people attended the workshop. 

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