Exploring the Red Planet. Unearthing ancient cities. Confronting the opioid crisis. Grappling with legacies of slavery. Searching for dark matter.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. They generate scientific breakthroughs, shed light on social and cultural phenomena and conduct the basic research that sets the stage for future discovery.

What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Research News

Recent Articles:

Early-career researcher Jessica Plavicki is advancing understanding of how environmental contaminants interfere with heart and brain development — the formidable task of establishing her new lab should prove fruitful for decades to come.
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A two-day event in early August offered undergraduate researchers from Brown and beyond the chance to showcase findings unearthed and topics investigated in the University’s classrooms and laboratories this summer.
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Working with the Rhode Island Department of Health, Brown MPH student Joyce Pak is interviewing hospital and other critical facility managers to inform a real-time computer model of storm consequences.
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Research Publications

Impact: Research at Brown

Impact is a magazine devoted solely to the University’s research. It tells the stories of faculty and student achievements, and their influence in solving critical problems in the world through their exploration.

Centers & Institutes

Brown excels at education and research that integrate knowledge across diverse fields of study — a robust network of academic institutes and centers is at the heart of that work.

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