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.
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.
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.
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.
Several School of Public Health faculty—including Professors Mark Lurie, Abigail Harrison, Caroline Kuo, and Don Operario—recently travelled to Cape Town, South Africa for a scholarly retreat with University of Cape Town faculty and fellows in the South African Social Science and HIV Programme (SASH).