Using insurance claim data from five states, a team of researchers led by Brown University physician-scholar Megan Ranney found that health care costs skyrocket in the six months after a firearm injury.
As we examine our efforts as individuals and as institutions to confront racism, one thing is clear: We must do more. The School of Public Health has developed a set of actions to promote a diverse and inclusive School that build the School's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and upon the foundational changes the School has made since the launch of its Office of Diversity and Inclusion in 2017.
Dean Ashish Jha began his bi-weekly ‘Walk and Talks’ this morning. Being new to Providence, and hoping to get to know the Brown University campus and surrounding area, the dean is hosting short walks, inviting members of the Brown School of Public Health community along for conversation.
We all know that training the next generation of public health leaders is central to our mission and is critical at this moment in history. We also know that our interdisciplinary programs provide important frameworks for teaching and mentoring public health learners at Brown. Today I write to announce changes in the MPH and CTR leadership that will maintain the programs’ curricular excellence and distinctive approaches to education, while positioning the programs for future growth.
This is an unprecedented time to be joining you. In the midst of the largest public health crisis in a century, this is a moment to recast and reinvigorate public health. And we at the Brown School of Public Health are uniquely able to do so.