Research News

Call for Abstracts: Public Health Research Day 2023

All Brown University students and postdoctoral trainees are invited to submit an abstract proposal for Public Health Research Day 2023, to be held during National Public Health Week April 3-7.


Pharmacists can start patients on road to recovery from opioid use disorder, study shows

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.

Expanding Medicaid led to decreased postpartum hospitalizations

A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and NYU provides additional evidence that expanding Medicaid can contribute to better health for new parents.

In some U.S. zip codes, young men face more risk of firearm death than those deployed in recent wars

A study led by Brown University researchers puts the risk of firearm-related death in perspective and calls attention to the urgent need for violence reduction interventions in the U.S.

A type of simple, DIY air filter can be an effective way to filter out indoor air pollutants

A study from researchers at Brown University and Silent Spring Institute found that inexpensive, easy-to-assemble Corsi-Rosenthal boxes can help reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants.

Postpartum visits declined during COVID-19, especially among Black, young and uninsured women

A new study by researchers at Brown University showed that the pandemic further restricted access to postpartum care, potentially exacerbating existing health care disparities.

Brown, Lifespan, Care New England sign agreement to align research operations

The new agreement will create a unified, streamlined approach to administering health and medical research, positioning physicians and scientists to conduct more research to benefit patients and populations.

At overdose events, arrests by police and combative behavior are rare, study finds

An analysis of police reports in one Rhode Island city found few overdose situations involve safety concerns that required the presence of law enforcement.