With $4.9M from the CDC, Brown researchers to study COVID vaccine effectiveness in seniors

The urgently needed research will be used to inform recommendations about vaccine booster shots for nursing home residents.

President Biden giving address of September 9 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Moment We're in, the Action it Demands 

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health, responds to President Biden's announcements of September 9, 2021 with the policies needed to put the pandemic behind us.

Brown School of Public Health Launches Long Covid Initiative

With generous funding from the Hassenfeld Foundation, Brown researchers will study the impact of Long Covid on people, economies, and societies, translate and share the latest evidence, equip employers with tools to work with affected employees, and develop policy recommendations.

Dean Jha speaking at the State of the School

Dr. Ashish Jha: It’s time to ‘turn a public health moment into a public health movement’

In his first “State of the School” address, the dean of the Brown School of Public Health detailed an ambitious plan to learn and grow from the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parisa Afsharian: Translating research into actionable health advice

As a Hassenfeld Summer Scholar, Afsharian is researching the connection between language and health outcomes – and using her multilingualism to improve the health of families.

New $19.9M grant will expand hub for translational science, biomedical research in Rhode Island

With five years of renewed federal support, Advance-CTR will support researchers in taking their work from bench to bedside to the broader community, ultimately making a direct and positive impact on the people of Rhode Island.

To advance human rights, consult neuroscience

Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, and neuroscience doctoral student Meghan Gonsalves ScM'19, find that brain science bolsters long-held notions that people thrive when they enjoy basic human rights such as agency, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Joint Study with Meals on Wheels America on Effective Modes of Meal Delivery Receives $4M in Funding

Brown University's Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and Meals on Wheels America have announced a collaboration on a three-year research initiative to investigate the most effective mode of meal delivery to support older adults’ ability to age in place in their homes and out of institutional settings. This research is made possible through a $4 million funding award approved for Brown University by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study will compare the impact of daily Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal service – complete with socialization and a wellness check – with bi-weekly frozen drop-ship meals.