Brown physician-scientist Dr. Megan Ranney appointed dean of Yale School of Public Health

An innovative public health leader, educator, physician who serves as a leading voice on urgent health and medicine issues, Ranney will depart Brown after two decades to serve as dean of Yale’s public health school.

Call for Abstracts: Public Health Research Day 2023

All Brown University students and postdoctoral trainees are invited to submit an abstract proposal for Public Health Research Day 2023, to be held during National Public Health Week April 3-7.

Leaders convene with Brown public health scholars to discuss solutions to Rhode Island’s opioid crisis

As deadly synthetic opioids poison communities nationwide, U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined state and law enforcement officials, and researchers at Brown’s School of Public Health, to discuss a coordinated response.


Pharmacists can start patients on road to recovery from opioid use disorder, study shows

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.

Expanding Medicaid led to decreased postpartum hospitalizations

A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and NYU provides additional evidence that expanding Medicaid can contribute to better health for new parents.

In some U.S. zip codes, young men face more risk of firearm death than those deployed in recent wars

A study led by Brown University researchers puts the risk of firearm-related death in perspective and calls attention to the urgent need for violence reduction interventions in the U.S.

A type of simple, DIY air filter can be an effective way to filter out indoor air pollutants

A study from researchers at Brown University and Silent Spring Institute found that inexpensive, easy-to-assemble Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants.

IFL Fellows

Information Futures Fellows Join Brown School of Public Health To Tackle Information Crisis

The Information Futures Lab at Brown University’s School of Public Health is welcoming leaders in journalism, health communications and information management to its inaugural class of Information Futures Fellows.