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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.