Patricia Risica, MPH, DrPH, associate professor of behavioral and social sciences, and associate professor of epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Public Health effective June 1, 2020. She succeeds Mark Lurie, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, who has held the position since 2017.
David Savitz, professor of epidemiology, chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and director of the Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the Brown University School of Public Health, will serve as interim dean of the School of Public Health from July 1 to August 31, 2020.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - For doctoral students, the dissertation defense is the culmination of at least four years of study and research. A major academic and career milestone presented before a live audience, a successful defense is usually celebrated with colleagues, friends, and family, and plenty of champagne. For nine PhD students in the School of Public Health, and for doctoral students around the world, however, the dissertation experience has become much different.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $5.5 million grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes. LeaRRN’s Principal Investigator is, Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice in the Brown University School of Public Health and Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center.
Brown University's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity has announced the winners of the 2020 DIAP Community Awards, including graduate student awardee, Shekinah Fashaw Ph.D. ’23, Health Services Research.
The Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity and the School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion have drafted a joint statement to address COVID-19-related racial/ethnic health disparities and school-related activities around this important issue, and to serve as a primer for School-wide collective discourse and action around COVID-19 racial/ethnic health disparities.