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Pod e-cigarettes less harmful than regular cigarettes, new study finds

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.

Study delves into emotional wellness in the human brain

A new study led by Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, is the first to reveal specific brain compounds that signal emotional wellness in healthy people.  

What to expect on Election Day, according to Brown's faculty experts

Eight Brown University faculty members, including Dean Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney, share their analysis on what the nation can expect on Election Day and beyond — at the polls, on the streets, and potentially in the courts.

Amid pandemic, U.S. must reduce incarceration to protect public safety

Dr. Josiah “Jody” Rich, a Brown professor of medicine and epidemiology, joined a panel of experts assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to explore ways to combat coronavirus behind bars.

Early-career biostatistics scholar Lorin Crawford wins prestigious Packard fellowship

School of Public Health faculty member Lorin Crawford, RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue research in statistics, genomics and applied mathematics.

Join Dean Jha in conversation with Wendy Schiller on the Politics of COVID-19

Join Dean Ashish Jha for A Conversation with Wendy J. Schiller, PhD, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Brown University on the politics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuned lighting helps nursing home residents get better sleep, study finds

A study led by researchers at the Brown University School of Public Health found that using tuned LED lighting cut in half the number of sleep disturbances among older residents in long-term care.

When disasters strike, nursing home residents face considerable risk

With a focus on nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma in 2017, study finds the effects of natural and other disasters on long-term care populations are vastly underestimated.

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