Joseph Braun

Professor Joe Braun Appointed Center Director

Joseph Braun, RN, MSPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Technology (CEHT) in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020.

2019 Year in Review

2019 in review

As we welcome 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of 2019’s most popular stories from the School of Public Health.

RI database offers the potential for efficient, improved health care

Researchers at the Brown-based, federally funded Advance-CTR program are using Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database to improve health care and train the next generation of health care scholars.

New industry partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for the elderly

A three year $2.1 million research agreement with Insight Therapeutics will enable a team of Brown researchers to compare the effectiveness of flu vaccines in approximately 1,000 nursing homes.

Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure, new study shows

A study at Brown University finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits.

R.I. researchers, policymakers outline new framework for opioid use disorder treatment

Aiming to reduce treatment gaps and guide state policy, a diverse set of voices from Brown University and the State of Rhode Island developed a cascade of care model for opioid use disorder.

Jennifer Tidey, Ph.D.

Jennifer Tidey Appointed Interim Associate Dean for Research

Jennifer Tidey, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior has been appointed as the Interim Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020.

Hassenfeld researchers study “biomarkers” to identify risk for autism

What if we could recognize signs of developmental disorders much earlier, saving parents years of confusion and worry and helping address challenges sooner? At Brown University’s Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, we’re studying “biomarkers” that have the potential to identify a child’s risk for autism and other developmental disorders well before more obvious symptoms are apparent.

In confronting opioid crisis, researchers to test neighborhood-based interventions, fentanyl test strips

With opioid drug overdose deaths skyrocketing in recent decades, researchers are confronting the epidemic in multiple ways. Two new five-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling $6.8 million, will expand those efforts.