The Data Science Initiative at Brown University is a hub for research and education in the foundational methodologies, domain applications, and societal impacts of data science. DSI engages partners across campus and beyond to facilitate and conduct both domain-driven and fundamental research in data science, to increase data fluency and educate the next generation of data scientists, and to explore the impact of the data revolution on culture, society, and social justice.
Brown's Global Health Initiative is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to the fundamentally interrelated problems of health and development. The Initiative encompasses a wide range of practitioners and researchers across medicine, public health, biomedical research, social science, and engineering to provide sustainable solutions in partnership with communities and institutions in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. The Initiative offers high impact education, research, and service opportunities for students and faculty, and addresses issues of capacity, infrastructure, environment, and health care delivery to reduce the burden of disease in impoverished communities.
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society aims to promote and protect both sustainable human societies and the natural world that supports them. IBES supports interdisciplinary research to understand the interactions between natural, human, and social systems. Its teaching programs engage students with the deep complexity of human-environment interactions and prepare future leaders to envision and build a just and sustainable world.
Brown's Population and Studies and Training Center builds and supports collaborative teams that span disciplines and geographies and integrate research with training. The PSTC brings together economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and epidemiologists to research topics such as climate change, abortion, health disparities, and innovative research methodologies. The Center's scholars contribute to the resolution of human population issues in the 21st century through interdisciplinary collaborations with a global perspective. The PSTC is committed to a population science that recognizes that people and places are connected, and that health and well-being are intertwined with our social, economic, and political systems.