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Alzheimer’s study finds PET scan affects patient diagnosis, management

A new national study found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The findings are a step toward understanding how imaging results ultimately affect patient outcomes.

Kevin Nguyen

Doctoral Student Selected for National Health Policy Program

Growing up a first-generation Vietnamese-American child of Vietnamese refugees, Kevin Nguyen says he interacted with the complexities of the U.S. health care system from a young age.

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US News Ranks Brown School of Public Health among Top 10%

US News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools ranks the Brown University School of Public Health 17th out of the 177 eligible schools and programs of public health in the United States. This is the School’s first year being ranked by US News since achieving full accreditation as a School of Public Health in 2016. 

Opiods

Brown MPH student pens NYT Op-ed: The Opioid Crisis Isn’t White

Brown University MPH student Abdullah Shihipar's op-ed in the New York Times argues that, contrary to media portrayals, overdose deaths are ravaging communities of color.

Behind the Numbers of America's Opioid Crisis

Trending Globally is a regular podcast from The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs featuring insight on today's critical global challenges. On this episode of Trending Globally: a deep dive into the opioid crisis with Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brandon Marshall.

Lorin Crawford

Professor Lorin Crawford Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Brown University Assistant professor Lorin Crawford (biostatistics) is among the 126 early-career scholars named as Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows for 2019.

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New study links opioid marketing and overdose deaths

A new study linked drug companies’ marketing for opioid painkillers to more overdose deaths.

Recently-admitted graduate student? Visit our page for accepted students!

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to the Brown University School of Public Health! Visit our Admitted Students page to inform your next steps.

Research at Brown

New Data Science Research Grants

In collaboration with Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR), the Data Science Initiative made awards to Brown researchers this fall.

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Michigan team’s findings on PFAS contaminants could inform broader approach to mitigation

David Savitz, associate dean for research at Brown University and a professor of epidemiology, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, was appointed to lead the MPART Science Advisory Committee. The committee examined the effects of PFAS on human and environmental health. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a class of toxic chemicals including byproducts from manufacturing non-stick household goods and waterproof fabrics.

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