As public health dominates public conversation, Brown receives record number of MPH applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are better educated in public health than ever before — the fact that “flattening the curve” is now a familiar phrase is evidence enough. And the nation has increasingly taken note of existing health disparities by race, ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic status as the pandemic affects communities disproportionately.

Academic leaders at Brown University’s School of Public Health say that the boost in public health awareness is one key factor behind a massive spike in interest in Brown’s master of public health program — a surge driven largely by applicants from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. READ MORE