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Ashish K. Jha

Dr. Ashish K. Jha named School of Public Health dean, effective September 1

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, will work to advance academic excellence and provide strategic direction for the school, effective Sept. 1, 2020.

Epidemiology doctoral student William Goedel discusses his nationally recognized research

“As a young gay man myself, I feel like it’s my responsibility to help other HIV-negative gay men stay negative and help gay men living with HIV to live the longest and healthiest lives they can and I firmly believe that we cannot end the HIV epidemic in the United States without ending it for those who are most vulnerable,” says Goedel.

Report outlines integrated care recommendations for opioid use and infectious disease

Dr. Josiah Rich, an addiction specialist and Brown professor, contributed to a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on how to integrate care for the intertwined epidemics of opioid use and infectious disease.

Three teams awarded 2020 Research Seed Awards

Brown University's annual Research Seed Awards help faculty advance research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data and the pursuit of new directions or collaborations in research. Three teams of public health faculty have received these competitive awards in 2020

Joseph Braun

Professor Joe Braun Appointed Center Director

Joseph Braun, RN, MSPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Technology (CEHT) in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020.

2019 Year in Review

2019 in review

As we welcome 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of 2019’s most popular stories from the School of Public Health.

RI database offers the potential for efficient, improved health care

Researchers at the Brown-based, federally funded Advance-CTR program are using Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database to improve health care and train the next generation of health care scholars.

New industry partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for the elderly

A three year $2.1 million research agreement with Insight Therapeutics will enable a team of Brown researchers to compare the effectiveness of flu vaccines in approximately 1,000 nursing homes.

Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure, new study shows

A study at Brown University finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits.

R.I. researchers, policymakers outline new framework for opioid use disorder treatment

Aiming to reduce treatment gaps and guide state policy, a diverse set of voices from Brown University and the State of Rhode Island developed a cascade of care model for opioid use disorder.

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