News Archive from March, 2022

Public health faculty projects awarded 2022 Brown University research funding

Researchers, including four from the School of Public Health, receive annual Seed and Solomon Awards from Brown University.

Ronald Aubert to serve as interim dean of Brown’s School of Public Health

An epidemiologist with unique and varied public health experience, Aubert will serve as interim dean while Dr. Ashish Jha is on short-term leave for an assignment leading the nation’s COVID-19 response.

President Biden appoints Dr. Ashish K. Jha to White House role to lead nation’s COVID-19 response

The dean of the School of Public Health, a globally recognized expert on pandemic preparedness and response, will take leave for a temporary assignment to serve in the critical federal government role.

‘Redlining never really went away’: Black Rhode Islanders still face racism when buying a home

While 62 percent of all Rhode Islanders owned a home in 2019, only 34 percent of Black Rhode Islanders did, according to a newly published report led by Professor Akilah Dulin.

Powered by students, focused on patients—assisting Rhode Islanders through Connect for Health

As volunteers with Lifespan’s Connect for Health program, dozens of Brown students each year link patients in need with available resources, with the ultimate goal of improving physical health and well-being.

COVID-19 has taken heavy toll on health workers and systems, Brown physician-scientist tells Congress

Dr. Megan Ranney, a practicing emergency physician and academic dean of the School of Public Health, told a U.S. House committee that the nation can learn from the past to build stronger, more viable health care systems.