Doing good by doing research in R.I.

December 12, 2013
Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

The community benefits of public health research are substantial, but they don't always flow from a laboratory. The data gathering is often door-to-door and face-to-face, and the research often involves the very people whose health will be improved by the findings. “It’s all focused on the health of the population,” says Terrie Fox Wetle, dean of Brown's School of Public Health.