Mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout

Many physicians live with significant anxiety — now more than ever — but a new study led by Professor Jud Brewer suggests that app-based mindfulness training can help.

Researchers use 21st century genomics to estimate Samoan population dynamics over 3,000 years

A new study estimating the size of the Samoan population using contemporary genomic data found that the founding population remained low for the first 1,500 years of human settlement, contributing to understanding the evolutionary context of the recent rise in obesity and related diseases.

Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates

The School of Public Health is working very closely with the University on its actions to safeguard the health of our community and to provide general information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Peter Monti Honored with Brown University Distinguished Research Achievement Award

Each year, the Research Achievement Awards recognize the research and scholarship of both longtime and early-career faculty members from a wide array of academic disciplines.

Public Health Research Day, back in normal times

Public Health Research Day Moves Online!

Public Health Research Day, our annual showcase of scientific posters by students and trainees, has been held at Brown for over two decades. Despite our disappointment at not being able to convene in person this year, we are excited to move Public Health Research Day online!

Letter from President Paxson: Brown’s commitment to Providence and Rhode Island

New food security and research funding initiatives will augment the many ways in which Brown students, faculty and staff are already supporting the University’s home city and state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown donates lab supplies and protective equipment in COVID fight

An effort by Brown faculty and staff gathered more than 4,000 N95 masks, a critical component in COVID-19 testing and other supplies for donation to Rhode Island health care providers and agencies.

The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

We know that older adults are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, but, writes Professor Kali Thomas and graduate student Emma Tucher, we cannot forget the epidemic’s effects on their basic needs.

Conversations on COVID: Breaking the anxiety cycle

Q&A with Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at Brown’s Mindfulness Center, who explains how practicing mindfulness can curb the spread of coronavirus anxiety in individuals’ personal lives and social circles.