Call for Abstracts: Public Health Research Day 2023

The Public Health Research Day Call for Abstracts is now open. Public health research abstracts are welcome from Brown University students and trainees at all levels conducting public health research. We also welcome abstracts from our community and agency partners interested in presenting their datasets. 

Public Health Research Day will be held on April 4, 2023. This in-person event, held in Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street, Providence, Rhode Island, opens to the community at 1:30 pm with posters on display until 3:30 pm. Extended Brown University and School of Public Health community members are invited to attend and to discuss posters with the presenters. Speakers will help us kick off the event, and refreshments will be served throughout. 

This year's National Public Health Week theme is "Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health." Along with our awards for outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral research posters, we will offer a new award this year for the student research poster that demonstrates significant efforts to center cultures and communities. The winner of this award will be determined by local community leaders and SPH staff who will serve as guest judges.  

Abstract Proposal Instructions

  1. Upload your abstract proposal as a single .pdf document. 
  2. Include your full name in the .pdf file name. 
  3. Include the following study details in your proposal application:
    1. Presenting Author/s' name, degree/affiliation
    2. Co-authors' name/degree/affiliations
    3. Poster title 
    4. Overview/Research Question (separate response)
    5. IRB approval information for human subjects research
  4. Include the following headings in your abstract: 
    1. Background & Aims
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Conclusions
  5. The abstract should be 500 words or less (excluding title, authors, and affiliations);
  6. The font should be Arial or Georgia, 11 or 12-point font;
  7. Lines should be double-spaced, ½ inch margins on all page sides.

Research abstracts will be assessed by a panel of faculty reviewers and given feedback; accepted abstracts will then be invited to create a research poster. Accepted research posters will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the best posters in the following categories: 

  1. Undergraduate
  2. Master's
  3. Doctoral/postdoctoral and MD students
  4. Centering cultures and communities