Inconsistent EPA regulations increase lead poisoning risk to kids, study finds

As new lead protection rules from the Environmental Protection Agency move toward finalization, research shows that tens of thousands of children are at increased risk under the current set of inconsistent standards.

$6.2 million grant renews Alcohol Research Center on HIV funding for five years

The grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will fund the center, based at Brown’s School of Public Health, as researchers work to reduce the impact of alcohol misuse on the HIV epidemic.

Study finds expanded access to treatment in prisons and jails can reduce opioid overdose deaths by 31.6%

Using a microsimulation model, researchers at Brown predicted the number of opioid-related overdose deaths related to three different treatment options over the course of 8 years.

Plan for a Healthy and Safe 2020-21

Brown invites students back to campus with three-term model, reduced density for 2020-21

To mitigate the pandemic’s impact, the University will allow undergraduates back for two terms in a three-term model, reduce the density of students in campus housing, offer instruction in person and remotely, and implement extensive testing, tracing and public health measures.

A reflection and thank you

As I conclude my tenure as Dean, I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of personal support and the collective celebration of our School’s achievements and unified growth since I arrived in fall of 2017. From heartfelt notes, to the beautiful and touching virtual send-off that you hosted for me, I am reminded of the fabulous community that we have built. While I reflect on the past few years, I want to express my gratitude to all of you for making so many accomplishments possible.

Pride during a Pandemic

Department of Epidemiology Professors William Goedel and Brandon Marshall reflect on the meaning of Pride month during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past stressful experiences do not create resilience to future trauma, new study finds

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new research finds that past stressors and traumatic events increase vulnerability to mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD).

For underrepresented scholars, fellowship will fund Brown MPH to train new generation of leaders

A new Health Equity Scholars fellowship program from Brown’s School of Public Health and Tougaloo College is aimed at expanding diversity among public health leaders and addressing racism as a public health problem.

Brown & Tougaloo College Health Equity Scholars Program

Anti-black racism is not new. In fact, it is older than the nation itself. But the struggle to overcome this racism is also not new. Indeed, during each generation, a new group of leaders rise up to fight inequities and challenge the status quo. In light of the killing of George Floyd, the latest in the string of such brutal acts, a new generation of Americans is standing up for racial justice.