Stay-at-home orders significantly associated with reduced spread of COVID-19, study finds

As COVID-19 swept across the nation, most states went into lockdown — new research and state-by-state data suggests that stay-at-home orders helped slow the pandemic significantly.

Quality of care at rural hospitals may not differ as much as reported, study suggests

A Brown University School of Public Health research team found that differences in diagnosis coding practices has resulted in artificially inflated mortality rate comparisons to other hospitals.

Ashish Jha Joins Tougaloo College for Virtual COVID-19 Panel Discussion

Mon 24 Aug
Dr. Ashish Jha, incoming dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, joined a virtual expert panel discussion on COVID-19 nationally and in Mississippi, with particular focus on the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.

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.