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.


School of Public Health Experts on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Local, national, and international news media have been calling on experts from the School of Public Health to speak on topics related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dr. Jud Brewer: A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

Professor Judson Brewer of the Brown Mindfulness Center, writing in the New York Times, explains why we have anxiety, and offers a way to minimize it.

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National Public Health Week update

In accordance with Brown University’s COVID-19 policy, and in an abundance of caution, the School of Public Health has scaled back National Public Health Week activities considerably. Individual events will be updated below as soon as details become available. These changes are disappointing, but we must prioritize the health and safety of the entire Brown community. Thank you for your understanding.

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Dr. Ashish K. Jha named School of Public Health dean, effective September 1

Dr. Ashish K. Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, will work to advance academic excellence and provide strategic direction for the school, effective Sept. 1, 2020.

Epidemiology doctoral student William Goedel discusses his nationally recognized research

“As a young gay man myself, I feel like it’s my responsibility to help other HIV-negative gay men stay negative and help gay men living with HIV to live the longest and healthiest lives they can and I firmly believe that we cannot end the HIV epidemic in the United States without ending it for those who are most vulnerable,” says Goedel.

Report outlines integrated care recommendations for opioid use and infectious disease

Dr. Josiah Rich, an addiction specialist and Brown professor, contributed to a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on how to integrate care for the intertwined epidemics of opioid use and infectious disease.

Three teams awarded 2020 Research Seed Awards

Brown University's annual Research Seed Awards help faculty advance research proposals by supporting the generation of preliminary data and the pursuit of new directions or collaborations in research. Three teams of public health faculty have received these competitive awards in 2020

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Professor Joe Braun Appointed Center Director

Joseph Braun, RN, MSPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been appointed the Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Technology (CEHT) in the School of Public Health effective January 1, 2020.

2019 Year in Review

2019 in review

As we welcome 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of 2019’s most popular stories from the School of Public Health.