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Study finds PrEP interventions should consider experienced barriers to adherence

Many studies have examined the barriers that may impact PrEP adherence among MSM. These studies, however, combined the perceptions of PrEP-naïve and PrEP-experienced MSM, making it difficult to discern which barriers would be most salient to those already maintaining a PrEP prescription. A new study, by doctoral students in the School of Public Health and colleagues, aimed to close this gap in understanding by conducting an in-depth investigation of the reported perspectives of PrEP-experienced MSM.

Past stressful experiences do not create resilience to future trauma, new study finds

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new research finds that past stressors and traumatic events increase vulnerability to mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD).

Study finds varied assisted living infection control policies may cause confusion during epidemics and pandemics

Although most states have infection control policies and procedures for residential care and assisted living communities, they vary in detail and requirements and could cause confusion during epidemics / pandemics, according to a new study by Professor Kali Thomas and colleagues in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

LeaRRn: Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network

The Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes, has launched its website.

Study finds palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes

Palliative care is valuable for heart failure patients, and, for those who are hospitalized, it can significantly lower the risk of repeated hospital admissions and the need for invasive procedures such as mechanical ventilation and defibrillator implantation, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.

Reimagining the Future of HIV Service Implementation in the Philippines Based on Lessons from COVID‑19

Ma. Trene N. Quilantang, Master's student in global public health, and colleagues argue that the COVID-19 crisis may provide an opportunity to consider key gaps and weaknesses in HIV service delivery in the Philippines.

Brown University School of Public Health Awarded $5.5 million grant for the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a 5-year, $5.5 million grant to create the Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn), a national resource network to advance stakeholder-partnered, rehabilitation learning health systems (LHS) research to improve quality of care, demonstrate value, and enhance patient and system outcomes. LeaRRN’s Principal Investigator is, Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice in the Brown University School of Public Health and Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center.

The Urgency of Care during the Covid-19 Pandemic

In an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Brown Biostatistics faculty members join colleagues in calling for well-designed, well-conducted, randomized, controlled trials of therapies currently being used for COVID-19 rather than relying on anecdotes.

Public health concentrator Bella Ehrlich '20 wins Student Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research

Undergraduate public health concentrator Bella Ehrlich '20, has won a Student Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research for her global health work developing the “Assessing Doctors’ Attitudes on Palliative Treatment” tool to evaluate physicians’ perspectives on the early integration of palliative care for children with cancer.

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