Brown University graduate from both undergraduate and graduate programs and current CAAS staff, Morayo (“Mo”) Akande, MPH, has been with the University for nearly a decade. In her time at Brown, Mo completed a 5-year, combined AB/MPH degree program in May 2017, was a two-year Captain of the Track and Field Team, a three-year Chair of the Brown Opera Productions Board, and a member of the first cohort of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) in Ghana.
Dr. Rachel Cassidy is part of a team that received an R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of new graphic warning labels for cigarillo packaging on young adult tobacco use behavior. The title of the project is "The Impact of Cigarillo Warnings on Purchasing and Smoking Behaviors Among Young Adult Cigarillo Users". Dr. Cassidy serves as Co-I on this newly funded R01 with a team based out of Wake Forest University.
Dr. Aditya Khanna was recently featured in three media interviews from the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Vermont Digger discussing COVID-19 testing, the emergence of new variants, and reopening timelines.
The New England ATTC, housed at the Brown University School of Public Health Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, has a new team member! Tyler Puryear, joined their team on June 28th as the new Research and Program Assistant. In this position, Tyler will be assisting in day-to-day operations and contributing to several large evaluation initiatives.
On June 11, 2021, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies within the Brown University School of Public Health held its Year in Review Celebration. The 38th Annual Year in Review celebrated the graduation of departing second- and third-year postdoctoral fellows, highlighted the milestones of those continuing with the Center, announced the Senior Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2021-2022 Year, and welcomed incoming first-year postdoctoral fellows.
Each year, the fellows nominate and award the Sharon Chauncey Award and Mark Wood Mentoring Award.