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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.

Research Centers Announce Name Changes

As the School of Public Health continues to grow and evolve, and, as a result of the continuing process of analysis and strategic planning, the decision has been made to institute new names better reflecting the research and educational missions of these two active centers of research.

Dr. Ashish Jha: For public health leaders, ‘expertise plus humanity’ is key to success

A prominent global voice on COVID-19 and the new dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, Dr. Jha weighs in on lessons from the pandemic and how educators can best train future leaders in health and medicine.

Firearm injuries cost a per-patient average of $8.2 to $41.2 million to treat, study finds

Using insurance claim data from five states, a team of researchers led by Brown University physician-scholar Megan Ranney found that health care costs skyrocket in the six months after a firearm injury.

School of Public Health Actions to Confront Anti-Black Racism

As we examine our efforts as individuals and as institutions to confront racism, one thing is clear: We must do more. The School of Public Health has developed a set of actions to promote a diverse and inclusive School that build the School's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and upon the foundational changes the School has made since the launch of its Office of Diversity and Inclusion in 2017.

Walking & Talking with Dean Jha

Dean Ashish Jha began his bi-weekly ‘Walk and Talks’ this morning. Being new to Providence, and hoping to get to know the Brown University campus and surrounding area, the dean is hosting short walks, inviting members of the Brown School of Public Health community along for conversation.

WEBINAR: A Conversation with Heidi J. Larson, PhD | Oct 1

Join Dean Ashish Jha on October 1 for a conversation with Heidi Larson, PhD, the founding director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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