Bess Marcus

In advance of National Public Health Week, Dean Marcus shares insights

With a diverse lineup of National Public Health Week events starting on April 2, Dean Bess Marcus shares her thoughts on Brown’s role in advancing public health through research and education.

Read the full story on News from Brown.

Suzanne Colby

Suzanne Colby: The tobacco industry can’t be trusted

An opinion piece by Suzanne Colby,  professor of behavioral and social sciences, in the Providence Journal warns readers not to trust the tobacco industry: 

Eric Loucks

Brown to launch mindfulness center to improve, disseminate evidence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As mindfulness-based health interventions increase in popularity, Brown University is set to launch a new center for research and public service focused on increasing the quality of the evidence base and promoting adoption of well-proven mindfulness practices.

Sarah Becker

U.S. renews addiction center’s funding with emphasis on opioids

With a specific emphasis on stemming the growth of the opioid epidemic, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has renewed the funding of a longstanding center at Brown University that provides addiction training for thousands of health care professionals across New England.

Bess Marcus

New Dean for School of Public Health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health will be Bess Marcus, a leading scholar in health behavior changes and the first senior associate dean for public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Marcus will begin her tenure as dean effective Nov. 1, 2017, succeeding Terrie Fox Wetle, who became the school’s inaugural dean in 2013.