Upcoming Events

November Featured Events

Building Health Equity in an Unequal World

Building Health Equity in an Unequal World is a collaborative lecture series presented by the School of Public Health and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.  

Persist! The Long and Bumpy Road Toward Racial Health Equity in America

Thursday, November 16 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting St., Providence, RI
Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Core Member of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research, Duke University. Learn more >
Dr. Sherman A. James' presentation, "Persist! The Long and Bumpy Road Toward Racial Health Equity in America," is the keynote of Building Health Equity in an Unequal World.  Add to calendarView on Facebook

Afternoon Chat wth Dr. Ron Aubert & Dr. Sherman James

Thursday, November 16 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House 96 Waterman St.
Please join us for an informal of discussion with Dr. Ronald Aubert, Provost Visiting Professor in Public Health and CSREA, titled "Social Determinants of Health: A Conversation with Sherman James."

Practitioners Sharing Strategies for Health Equity

Friday, November 17 1:00pm - 2:30pm
School of Public Health, 121 S. Main Street, Room 375
Roundtable discussion with presentations by Linda Goler Blount, Black Women’s Health Imperative president and CEO; Karen Hartfield, Lecturer in the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, and the administrator for the HIV/STD Program at Public Health – Seattle, King County; Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Add to calendarView on Facebook.


November Events

Wed 11/1

4 - 5 pm
The Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice presents Eric Tchetgen, PhDProfessor of Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods a t the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lecture Title: "Instrumental Variable Methods to Account for Non-Response Bias in Household HIV Testing Studies." Room 245.

Thurs 11/2

12:00-1:00 PM
The Population Studies and Training Center  presents Kathryn Grace, Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Society, University of Minnesota, for "Considering Women and Children's Health in the Context of Climate Change: An Investigation of Birthweight, Temperature, and Precipitation in Africa." PSTC Seminar Room 205 , Mencoff Hall 68 Waterman St.

Sat 11/4

3 - 5 pm
Research Matters! Celebrating New Ideas and Discoveries

Research Matters, hosted by the Graduate School, is a live event, featuring short talks by graduate students and other scholars from the Brown community on “Why my research matters." Speakers include Marcia Pescador-Jimenez, PhD candidate in Epidemiology, and Tanvee Singh, Master’s student in Public Health. Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent St.

Sun 11/5

6-8 pm
The Brown University School of Public Health invites you to attend a reception during the APHAAnnual Meeting in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel. Please RSVP to Public_Health@Brown.edu if you plan to attend. 

Mon 11/6

3:30-4:30 PM
The Brown Statistics Seminar Series, presents Heping Zhang, PhD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University School of Public Health for "Surrogate Residuals for Generalized Linear Models." Room 245.

Wed 11/8

12 - 1 pm
The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research 
Brown Bag Series presents Janet Freburger from the University of Pittsburgh for "The Rehabilitation Care Continuum After Stroke: Transitioning from Inpatient to Community Settings." Room 636.

Thurs 11/9

12 - 1 pm
The Data Science Initiative
 presents Lorin CrawfordAssistant Professor of Biostatistics, Brown University
for "An Introduction to Approximate Kernel Regression Methods.Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House.

Thurs 11/9

12 - 1 pm
The Advance-CTR Seminar Series  presents Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, PhD for "Attentional and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Depression Among Adolescent Girls" and Marcella Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Hoover, PhD for "Community-engaged tribal research to assess dietary exposures to mercury and PCBs." Room 245. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees may bring their lunch.

Thurs 11/9

4-5 PM
The Population Studies and Training Center and the Applied Microeconomics Seminar presents Ariel Kalil, Professor of Public Policy, University of Chicago for "Using Behavior Insights to Increase Parental Engagement." 68 Waterman St. PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. 

Thurs 11/9

4:30-6 PM
The Watson Institute presents Eric M. PatashnikJulis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Brown for "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine." Joukowsky Forum 111 Thayer St.  Watch webcast

Fri 11/10

12 - 1 pm
The i-BSHS Seminar Series  presents Sara Becker, PhD for  her i-BSHS Award presentation, Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Behavioral Treatment: A Complementary Approach to Traditional. Room 245.

Sat 11/11

9 am - 4 pm
GradCON 2017: Graduate Student Career Options Conference 
If you’re a Masters or Doctoral student thinking about the job search, come meet and connect with Brown alumni about possible career paths outside of academia! Follow the link for student registration:
http://tinyurl.com/gradcon2017

Mon 11/13

3:30-4:30 PM
The Brown Statistics Seminar Series, presents Hulin Wu, PhD, the Betty Wheless Trotter Professor & Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science, School of Public Health, Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for "Two Big Data Research Projects: High-Dimensional Differential Equation and Network Modeling for GEO Genomics and EHR Phenomics Data." Room 245.

Tues 11/14

12-1 PM
The Population Studies and Training Center  presents Ushma Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, UC San Francisco for "U.S. Abortion Restrictions and Reproductive Autonomy." 68 Waterman St. PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. 

Tues 11/14

4-5 PM
The Department of Epidemiology presents Emily Oken, Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, for "Recent Developments in Early Life Determinants of Obesity."  Room 245.

Tues 11/14

5 - 6 PM
The Graduate Student Council is looking for students to join the council for the 2017-2018 academic year. The council is open to all graduate students. Interested in learning more about the role of the GSC?Attend our next meeting!  We'll meet in room 331. If you can't make it please email rachel_denlinger@brown.edu.

Tues 11/14

5:30-6:30 PM
The Brown University Presidential Colloquium Series,Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond, presents Gilda Barabino, PhD, Dean of Engineering and Frances H. Berg Professor at the City College of New York; President, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, for "Ties That Bind: Unraveling Disease Through Biomechanics." IBES 85 Waterman St., Room 130.

Thurs 11/16

12 - 1 pm
The Data Science Initiative
 presents Brandon MarshallAssociate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University. Foxboro Auditorium, Kassar House.

Fri 11/17

12 - 1 pm
The i-BSHS Seminar Series  presents Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM (Emory) for  PrEP Three Ways: Tailoring HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Programs to Local HIV Epidemics. Room 245.

Friday 11/17

3:30-4:30 PM
L.E.A.D. (Learning & Engaging Around Diversity): An inclusive reading group. Join fellow School of Public Health faculty, staff, students, and post-docs for monthly School-wide conversations around topics related to diversity and inclusion. Room 375. TOPIC: Gender Equality and Equity

Monday 11/20

2:15-3:15 PM
Thinking about a PhD? Current students in Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Behavioral and Social Health Sciences will be on hand to answer all your questions.  Whether you are applying now, or just thinking about it down the road, this is a great chance to learn about becoming and being a doctoral student. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Room 375. 

Wed 11/29

12 - 1 pm
The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research 
Brown Bag Series presents Orestis Panagiotou for "Comparative Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare." Room 636.

Wed 11/29

12 - 1 pm
The Environmental Health and Technology Seminar Series presents Seung-Ah Choe, MD, PhD from the CHA University School of Medicine for "Air Pollution and Pregnancy Rate in IVF Cycles: A Study of South Korean Women." Room 245.

Wed 11/29

2 - 3 pm
The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute presents pediatric autism expert Ami Klin (Emory) for "Developmental social neuroscience meets public health challenge: A new system of healthcare for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder." Marcuvitz Auditorium, Sidney Frank Hall, 185 Meeting St.

Wed 11/29

4 - 5 pm
The Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice presents Karen R.  Sepucha, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  Lecture Title: "Shared Decision Making: Lessons from practice." Room 245.

Wed 11/29

5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Cogut Institute for the Humanities' Creative Medicine Lecture Series presents "Empowering Health, Creatively." There is a body of medical literature demonstrating the impact of the arts on individuals and communities. In Rhode Island, a statewide Arts and Health Advisory Group was convened to make evidence-based policy recommendations. This group includes artists, researchers, physicians and policy experts. In this panel, we'll discuss the story of this group, including the challenges and discoveries.  Speakers: Rachel Balaban, Artists and Scientists as Partners; Steven Boudreau, RI Department of Health; Sherilyn Brown, RI State Council on the Arts; and Stacey Springs, Brown University School of Public Health. Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting St.

Thurs 11/30

12 - 1 pm
The Data Science Initiative
 presents Amanda Lynch, Director of the Brown Institute for Environment and Society, Brown University Professor of Environment and Society and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Brown UniversityFoxboro Auditorium, Kassar House.

Thurs 11/30

12-1 PM
The Biology of Aging Seminar Series presents Rafael de Cabo from the National Institute on Aging. 171 Meeting St., BioMed 202. 

Thurs 11/30

12-1 PM
The Population Studies and Training Center  presents Omar Galárraga, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University for "The Effect of Unstable Housing on HIV Treatment Outcomes: Evidence from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), 1995-2015." 68 Waterman St. PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. 

Thurs 11/30

4:30-5:00 PM Book Signing
5:30-6:30 PM Lecture

The Twenty-Third Annual Stanley D. Simon, MD, Lecture presents Dr. Damon Tweedy for "Black Man in a White Coat."  Dr. Tweedy is author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat, selected by Time magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015.  Alpert Medical School, Room 160, 222 Richmond St. 



School of Public Health Events Calendar

Ongoing department and center colloquia:

Behavioral and Social Sciences Events
Biostatistics Events
Epidemiology Events
Health Services, Policy & Practice Events

Advance-CTR Seminar Series
Biology of Aging Initiative Events

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Events - CAAS Rounds
Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research Events
Center for Health Equity Events
Center for Statistical Sciences Events
Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences Events
Data Science Initiative Lectures & Events
Institutional Diversity & Inclusion Events 
Institute at Brown for Environment & Society Events
Population Studies and Training Center Events