Faculty Scholars

  • Associate Professor of Medical Science, Warren Alpert Medical School,
    Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University,
    Associate Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Dr. Chen is the Founding Associate Director of the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI). Her research interests include electronic health records (EHR), clinical documentation, clinical decision support, natural language processing, and data mining. Dr. Chen’s current work is focused on using EHR data and computational techniques to study the interactions among social, behavioral, environmental, and familial determinants of health for conditions such as pediatric asthma. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University in 2004.

  • Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown School of Public Health

    Dr. Clark is a Professor in the Brown University School of Public Health. She is a methodologist whose research interests integrate survey research methods with substantive areas of underserved populations and women's health. Her research explores individual, social, and environmental barriers and facilitators to health and well-being among individuals who have traditionally experienced disparities in health status and access to high quality health care. She received her Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

  • Associate Director of MPH Program,
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health

    Dr. Gjelsvik obtained her Ph.D. in epidemiology from Brown University in 2003. She worked for 10 years at the RI Department of Health in both the Center for Health Data and Analysis and the Division of Community Health and Equity, including six years as the epidemiologist for the RI Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. Her research interests include maternal and child health and chronic illness.

  • Adam Sullivan

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Brown School of Public Health

    Dr. Sullivan is the Director of Masters Programs in Biostatistics at Brown University. Dr. Sullivan has taught and developed curriculum at all levels from high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students and professionals. He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2015, Masters in Mathematics from South Dakota State University and a Bachelors in Math and Adolescent Education from Houghton College. Dr. Sullivan's research interests are innovative teaching methods, statistics education and statistical modeling. 

  • Director of Interdisciplinary Education Programs, Brown School of Public Health ,
    Professor of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School,
    Professor of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School,
    Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown School of Public Health

    Dr. Vivier serves as the Institute Director of Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. In addition to being a pediatrician and doctorally trained health services researcher, Dr. Vivier has extensive experience in curriculum development and teaching for undergraduates, graduate students, medical students and postgraduate trainees. He is the Director of Interdisciplinary Education Programs in the School of Public Health. As Institute Director, Dr. Vivier is responsible for day‑to‑day operations.

  • Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Women and Infants,
    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University,
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown School of Public Health

    Dr.Werner is a Obstetrician/Gynecologist who completed her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at Yale University. She has published widely on cost effectiveness. Her current research focuses on diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia and preterm birth. She is particularly interested in the effects of pregnancy on long term health for both the mother and infant. She has several ongoing trials at Women & Infants Hospital.