Research News

Three Groups Faced the Highest Overdose Increases in 2020

Men, people who had lost jobs, and people with mental health diagnoses experienced the largest increases in rates of overdose deaths during the pandemic, according to a new study led by Alexandria Macmadu, a PhD candidate in epidemiology.

With $4.9M from the CDC, Brown researchers to study COVID vaccine effectiveness in seniors

The urgently needed research will be used to inform recommendations about vaccine booster shots for nursing home residents.

Brown School of Public Health Launches Long Covid Initiative

With generous funding from the Hassenfeld Foundation, Brown researchers will study the impact of Long Covid on people, economies, and societies, translate and share the latest evidence, equip employers with tools to work with affected employees, and develop policy recommendations.

New $19.9M grant will expand hub for translational science, biomedical research in Rhode Island

With five years of renewed federal support, Advance-CTR will support researchers in taking their work from bench to bedside to the broader community, ultimately making a direct and positive impact on the people of Rhode Island.

To advance human rights, consult neuroscience

Tara White, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, and neuroscience doctoral student Meghan Gonsalves ScM'19, find that brain science bolsters long-held notions that people thrive when they enjoy basic human rights such as agency, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Joint Study with Meals on Wheels America on Effective Modes of Meal Delivery Receives $4M in Funding

Brown University's Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and Meals on Wheels America have announced a collaboration on a three-year research initiative to investigate the most effective mode of meal delivery to support older adults’ ability to age in place in their homes and out of institutional settings. This research is made possible through a $4 million funding award approved for Brown University by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The study will compare the impact of daily Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal service – complete with socialization and a wellness check – with bi-weekly frozen drop-ship meals.

New guidelines intended to help health providers prevent gun injuries and deaths

A team of clinicians, researchers and educators, including Brown physician-scientist Dr. Megan Ranney, established new guidelines on educating health care professionals about how to help prevent firearm injuries.

The Hassenfeld Study shows how a mother’s data can help countless children

A long-term study of mothers and babies, run by the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, engages Rhode Island families in research that has the ability to make an outsize impact on children’s health.