Study finds that in treating obesity, one size does not fit all

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Analyzing data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers identified at least four different patient subgroups that diverge significantly in eating behaviors and rate of diabetes, as well as weight loss in three years after surgery. READ MORE

New studies on student alcohol use can inform interventions to reduce blackouts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — College students who drink alcohol don’t typically intend to drink to the point that they “black out,” and they also don’t fully grasp what specific drinking behaviors present the greatest risk of blackouts, a new series of studies finds. READ MORE

Academic Pediatric Association Environmental Health Scholars Retreat

On October 15th, 2018, the annual Academic Pediatric Association Environmental Health Scholars Retreat was held at the Brown University School of Public Health. The retreat gives pre- and postdoctoral trainees an opportunity to present children’s environmental health research in a supportive environment to leading researchers and each other. This year’s 14 trainees came from across the country and presented on a range of environmental health threats facing children, including air pollution, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and toxic metals.

Medicaid expansion linked to reduced mortality among dialysis patients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In the first three years of Medicaid expansion due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease who died within a year of starting dialysis decreased in states that expanded Medicaid compared to non-expansion states, new research found.

Join us at APHA

The Brown University School of Public Health invites all Brown alumni, faculty, students, and friends to attend our reception during the APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego

Sunday, November 11, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center,  East Mezzanine Terrace

APHA registration is not required

Please RSVP

New partnerships, reduced stigma are key to solving opioid crisis, experts say

At a Brown University event co-hosted with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, panelists discussed the importance of partnering with community members and first responders and reducing stigma around addiction.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With opioid drug overdoses causing more than 100 deaths across America each day, the scale of the nation’s opioid crisis has now reached that of the HIV-AIDS epidemic at its peak.

Fentanyl test strips prove useful in preventing overdoses

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Among more than 72,000 deaths in the U.S. last year, fentanyl — a highly potent prescription opioid often used to lace other heroin or cocaine, but hard for drug users to detect — factored into many of cases.