Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new research finds that past stressors and traumatic events increase vulnerability to mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD).
A new Health Equity Scholars fellowship program from Brown’s School of Public Health and Tougaloo College is aimed at expanding diversity among public health leaders and addressing racism as a public health problem.
Anti-black racism is not new. In fact, it is older than the nation itself. But the struggle to overcome this racism is also not new. Indeed, during each generation, a new group of leaders rise up to fight inequities and challenge the status quo. In light of the killing of George Floyd, the latest in the string of such brutal acts, a new generation of Americans is standing up for racial justice.
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, has launched its website.
Jennifer Tidey has been leading the School’s research agenda as the interim associate dean for research since January, 2020. Professor Tidey has shown extraordinary leadership in this role and particularly in navigating our research efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Tidey will now be appointed as the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health effective immediately.