Established in 1982
Through its affiliation with the School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School, CAAS occupies a unique position within Brown University. The Center was established by Brown University in 1982 as part of the Division of Biology and Medicine, under the directorship of David Lewis, M.D. The Center is one of 20 centers at Brown established by the President of the University to encourage interdisciplinary scholarly work that cuts across traditional department lines. The Center’s research endeavors are continually reinforced by the National Institutes of Health and by peer review journals at a pace that defies both the “leveling off” of the NIH budget and any cap on academic productivity. Center faculty are committed to Research, Training, Education and Policy.