Dean Ashish Jha's statement to the Brown Public Health Community on the events of January 6, 2021: "Our commitment to freedom and liberty – real freedom that comes from mutual respect and support – enables us to seek answers to the hardest questions, to find common ground when we come from different backgrounds and world views, and to solve problems that forever seemed intractable."
Dean Ashish Jha announces the appointment of Joseph Hogan, ScD, Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health and Professor of Biostatistics, as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, effective January 4, 2021.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, blame was thrown quickly at the facilities and their operators. But where does the responsibility actually lie for the failure to protect tens of thousands of frail seniors? This 20-minute documentary explores the causes behind the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care facilities across the United States.
In place of our annual collection box tradition, we originally set a goal of raising $1,000 to support our neighbors facing food insecurity. Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of the SPH and Brown communities, we are proud to share that donations have exceeded $5,400 — the equivalent of 16,200 pounds of food. We can't thank you enough for supporting this important organization!
In the first-ever clinical trial of fourth-generation electronic cigarettes, researchers found that adults who switched to e-cigarettes had lower levels of a major carcinogen compared to smokers who continued using combustible cigarettes.