Behind the Numbers of America's Opioid Crisis

Trending Globally is a regular podcast from The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs featuring insight on today's critical global challenges. On this episode of Trending Globally: a deep dive into the opioid crisis with Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brandon Marshall.

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Professor Lorin Crawford Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Brown University Assistant professor Lorin Crawford (biostatistics) is among the 126 early-career scholars named as Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows for 2019.

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New study links opioid marketing and overdose deaths

A new study linked drug companies’ marketing for opioid painkillers to more overdose deaths.

Recently-admitted graduate student? Visit our page for accepted students!

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to the Brown University School of Public Health! Visit our Admitted Students page to inform your next steps.

Research at Brown

New Data Science Research Grants

In collaboration with Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR), the Data Science Initiative made awards to Brown researchers this fall.

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Michigan team’s findings on PFAS contaminants could inform broader approach to mitigation

David Savitz, associate dean for research at Brown University and a professor of epidemiology, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, was appointed to lead the MPART Science Advisory Committee. The committee examined the effects of PFAS on human and environmental health. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a class of toxic chemicals including byproducts from manufacturing non-stick household goods and waterproof fabrics.

Climate change will have region-specific impacts on human health, economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Earth has already warmed approximately 1.7 degrees since 1901, the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) reports, and projected warming between 2.7 degrees and 3.6 degrees by 2100 will bring even more record-breaking storms, rising sea levels and spread of disease-carrying insects. 

Dr. Megan Ranney: ‘Our focus is on stopping shootings...saving human lives’

(Providence Journal) A Rhode Island Hospital emergency physician and Brown University professor was the lead author for a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday about gun violence and the Twitter hashtag #ThisIsOurLane.