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Marijuana Messaging: NIDA-backed project to explore how media shapes motivation for using cannabis

A new NIDA-backed research project will shed light on how social media content and social circles shape motivation for using cannabis.

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Report calls for structural public health changes to increase vaccine demand and stop future disease outbreaks

A new report, Infrastructures of Trust: The Case for Investing in Vaccine Demand, from researchers at the Brown University School of Public Health calls for investment in community leadership; provides key strategies for public health officials, institutions, and policy makers.  

Investigating the impact of noise pollution on children’s health outcomes

As a research assistant in the Brown Community Noise Lab, Nina Lee has spent years monitoring noise levels across New England, advocating for environmental justice every step of the way.

For Brown biostatistician, machine learning is key to unraveling DNA

Lorin Crawford, an assistant professor at Brown’s School of Public Health, takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding gene interactions.

New study tracks public health laboratory challenges across COVID-19 pandemic

Across the COVID-19 pandemic, public health laboratories have faced multiple evolving challenges hindering their ability to identify COVID-19 cases and slow the spread of the pandemic, according to a new research paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Brown University School of Public Health, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories. 

Suzanne Colby named Interim CAAS Director

We are delighted to share that Suzanne M. Colby, professor of psychiatry and human behavior and of behavioral and social sciences, will step in as interim CAAS director, effective August 1, 2022, until the ongoing search for a new permanent director concludes. We are so grateful for Professor Colby's commitment to ensuring a smooth transition for the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies as Peter Monti steps down from this role after more than two decades of leadership.

Research teams at Brown to investigate solutions to nine pressing pandemic challenges

The projects, which address problems ranging from mental health to food security to the impact on K-12 education, will receive $643,029 in research support from a new Peterson Foundation fund.

Brown epidemiologist breaks down ‘forever chemicals’ and the research on their health effects

As communities confront the persistent presence of chemical pollutants, Joseph Braun, an associate professor of epidemiology, discusses new research findings and what individuals can do to decrease their exposure.