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Quitting smoking is hard. Mindfulness hacks the habit loop, offering a new approach

Given all that we know about smoking, why do people have so much trouble quitting?

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Study finds people who use opioids would welcome safe consumption spaces

There are no legal safe consumption spaces in the U.S. currently, but a three-city study found that a majority of people who use opioids would be willing to use locations where they would have medical support in case of overdose.

Alex Adia (left) and Wesley King (right)

Two MPH students honored with Brown University master’s degree awards

The Brown University master’s ceremony, held in Meehan Auditorium on May 26, celebrated a record number of master’s graduates totaling 846. Distinguished students were honored during the ceremony with master’s degree awards.

Commencement 2019

In a ceremony held on the Simmons Quad, the School of Public Health celebrated the achievements of 66 undergraduates, 99 Master’s graduates, and 9 doctoral graduates.

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Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain

A mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was found to be effective at reducing study participants’ self-reported daily cigarette consumption.

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Melissa Clark appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Melissa Clark, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health effective July 1, 2019.

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Brown's new Philippine Health Initiative will formalize collaboration among faculty and students

A team of faculty and student scholars from the Brown University School of Public Health has launched a new initiative that will centralize research focused on improving health outcomes among Filipinos and Filipino Americans.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Nora Kahn Piore Award Recipients

The Nora Kahn Piore awards are made annually to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical students undertaking research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people. In 2019, $17,000 will be distributed to eight students.

New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through the challenges of romantic and sexual relationships, in the hope that the findings will inform new, targeted educational programs and interventions to prevent sexual violence among teenagers locally and globally. 

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National Public Health Week 2019

The School of Public Health celebrated National Public Health Week 2019 by bringing together the campus community and our local community members and partners to celebrate public health and to highlight key health issues. The School hosted wellness activities throughout the week including yoga sessions, healthy snacks, and sessions by Wellness to Go on food psychology and the benefits of resistance bands.