In a recent study, researchers in Health Services, Policy and Practice, analyzed how COVID-19 has impacted Black and Hispanic populations living with kidney failure. They examined excess deaths—the difference between observed and expected deaths based on historical trends—to capture those deaths related to COVID-19 infection.
A project by Professors Alexander Sokolovsky and Jasjit Ahluwalia to compare heat-not-burn tobacco to e-cigarettes and to investigate their harm reduction potential among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers has been awarded Research Seed Funding by Brown University.
A team of researchers in the Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research has identified the factors that put nursing home residents at highest risk of dying from COVID-19. The study informs prevention practices and provides insight on ways to reduce fatality rates in this vulnerable population.
Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, has announced that Dr. Megan Ranney has agreed to serve as the School’s Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation. Her initial focus will be on the School’s strategy for portfolio expansion—Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Climate Change and Health, and AI and Digital Health—as well as on building strategic bridges and further connecting the School within the University.
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."