Stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical therapy, despite its clear benefits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study by Brown University researchers found.

New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

PROVIDENCE, R.I.[Brown University] — Across cultures and geographic locations, the teen years are a time of growth, development and exploration into adult interactions — and romantic and sexual relationships are often some of the most critical interactions that many teenagers navigate.

Alzheimer’s study finds PET scan affects patient diagnosis, management

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new national study found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The findings are a step toward understanding how imaging results ultimately affect patient outcomes.

Doctoral Student Selected for National Health Policy Program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Growing up a first-generation Vietnamese-American child of Vietnamese refugees, Kevin Nguyen says he interacted with the complexities of the U.S. health care system from a young age. From as early as his middle school years, he assisted his family, particularly his grandparents, with everything from scheduling doctor’s appointments to corresponding with insurance companies. 

US News Ranks Brown School of Public Health among Top 10%

US News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools ranks the Brown University School of Public Health 17th out of the 177 eligible schools and programs of public health in the United States. This is the School’s first year being ranked by US News since achieving full accreditation as a School of Public Health in 2016. 

Brown MPH student pens NYT Op-ed: The Opioid Crisis Isn’t White

Brown University MPH student Abdullah Shihipar's op-ed in the New York Times argues that, contrary to media portrayals, overdose deaths are ravaging communities of color.


Behind the Numbers of America's Opioid Crisis

Trending Globally is a regular podcast from The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs featuring insight on today's critical global challenges. On this episode of Trending Globally: a deep dive into the opioid crisis with Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brandon Marshall.

Professor Lorin Crawford Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Four Brown University assistant professors are among the 126 early-career scholars named as Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows for 2019.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the foundation announced the winners of the fellowships, which are awarded annually to early-career scientists and scholars from the U.S. and Canada identified as the next generation of scientific leaders.