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Professor Brandon Marshall in Conversation: Reopening Performing Arts Amidst the Pandemic

Brandon Marshall, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, joined the Wilbury Theatre Group to discuss COVID-19, especially in regards to performing artists and audiences who are wondering when performing arts organizations may be able to open again, and what a phased approach to resuming performances might look like.

Stop Racism

School of Public Health Statement on Confronting Racial Injustice and Inequity

Dear School of Public Health Community Members,

Professor Patricia Risica Named Director of Undergraduate Studies

Patricia Risica, MPH, DrPH, associate professor of behavioral and social ​sciences, and associate professor of epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Public Health effective June 1, 2020. She succeeds Mark Lurie, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, who has held the position since 2017.

Professor David Savitz named Interim Dean of the School of Public Health

David Savitz, professor of epidemiology, chair of the Department of Epidemiology, an​d director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the Brown University School of Public Health, will serve as interim dean of the School of Public Health from July 1 to August 31, 2020.

Online dissertations

Public Health Doctoral Dissertation Defenses Go Virtual

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - For doctoral students, the dissertation defense is the culmination of at least four years of study and research. A major academic and career milestone presented before a live audience, a successful defense is usually celebrated with colleagues, friends, and family, and plenty of champagne. For nine PhD students in the School of Public Health, and for doctoral students around the world, however, the dissertation experience has become much different.

Brown University School of Public Health Awarded $5.5 million grant for the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $5.5 million grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes. LeaRRN’s Principal Investigator is, Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice in the Brown University School of Public Health and Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center.

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Shekinah Fashaw Named 2020 DIAP Community Awardee

Brown University's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity has announced the winners of the 2020 DIAP Community Awards, including graduate student awardee, Shekinah Fashaw Ph.D. ’23, Health Services Research.

Kim Gans

Kim Gans Named Director of Community Engagement

Kim Gans, Ph.D., MPH, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ​has been appointed the Director of Community Engagement in the School of Public Health.

CHPHE and Office of Diversity & Inclusion Statement on COVID-19 Health Disparities

The Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity and the School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion have drafted a joint statement to address COVID-19-related racial/ethnic health disparities and school-related activities around this important issue, and to serve as a primer for School-wide collective discourse and action around COVID-19 racial/ethnic health disparities. 

Congratulations to the 2020 Public Health Dean's Awardees

Each year, in conjunction with National Public Health Week, the School of Public Health honors exceptional faculty members with Dean's Awards for their service to the School and to the field of public health. Learn more about the 2020 honorees! 

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