Faculty in the News

  • June 13, 2017, Professor Vince Mor, co-author, featured on New York Times Opinion Section with the headline:  Medicaid Is for Everyone.
  • May 12, 2017, Professor Linda Resnik, co-author and committee member, The Social Security Administration asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to convene an expert committee to provide a comprehensive analysis of the use of assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and selected products and technologies pertaining to hearing and communication and speech.  This report brings together, for the first time, data on assistive technologies across multiple categories of devices and examines the impact of assistive technologies and products on return to work. 
  • April 26, 2017, Professor Linda Resnik has been awarded the Paul B. Magnuson Award for her work with Veterans who have experienced upper-limb loss.  The Magnuson Award is the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) service's highest honor — it is given to acknowledge entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and dedication in service to Veterans.  Resnik has been recognized for her "extraordinary commitment to Veterans with limb loss, her contributions to the design and evaluation of prosthetic devices and controls ... and her pioneering developments in the measurement and evaluation of rehabilitation care delivery." 
  • April 19, 2017, Professor Vince Mor received the Brown University Distinguished Research Achievement Award. Mor was cited for his sustained success in advancing research in gerontology and health services, and his leadership in building an outstanding public health research program at Brown. 
  • April 17, 2017, Assistant Professor Kali Thomas and collaborators analyzed data and found that states with larger home delivered meals programs had the lowest levels of low-care nursing home residents.  Gerontology News, Volume 45, Issue 4, April 2017 (Page 4)
  • January 26, 2017, Assistant Professor Orestis Panagiotou was selected to receive a 2017 Seed Award from Brown University, Office of the Vice President for Research, for his proposal, "Leveraging heterogeneity across screening centers in the National Lung Screening Trial to inform screening policies." 
  • January 25, 2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Amit Kumar, NIH funded study finds no way to predict joint replacement risk. 
  • January 10, 2017, Professor Linda Resnik heads $2.5 million research of veterans who lost hands or arms in Iraq and Afghanistan


  • Bart Laws, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research), received $473,644 for "Physician-Patient Communication, Decision Making and Management in Chronic Pain" from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 
  • Jennifer Nazareno, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Services, Policy and Practice, received $7,659 for "Assessing Unmet Needs and Building Capacity for Quality Care for Older Rhode Islanders Aging in Community" from the College and University Research Collaborative.
  • Theresa Shireman, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, received $420,000 for "High Dose Influenza Vaccination and Morbidity and Mortality in U.S. Nursing Homes: Assessing cost-effectiveness and relative benefit compared to standard dose" from Sanofi Pasteur.
  • Amal Trivedi, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, received $1,556,162 for "Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in ESRD" from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Ira Wilson, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, received $25,000 for "State Innovation Model (SIM)" from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

2017 Katz Lecture 

The annual Katz Lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at 4 PM.  This lecture is open to the public and all are welcome and invited to attend.  Our featured speaker is Dr. Christopher Callahan who is the Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine, Director, Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.   This lecture will be held here at the School of Public Health located at 121 S. Main Street, in Room 245 followed by a reception.

2016 Kleemeier Award

Published on Nov 17, 2016

The Robert W. Kleemeier Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. The award, created in 1965, is in memory of a former president of the Society whose contributions to the quality of life through research in aging were exemplary. The 2016 Kleemeier Award goes to Vincent Mor, PhD from Brown University.  To see the video, please click here.

Three NIH Collaboratory Multiple Chronic Condition Demonstration Projects transition to implementation phase - September 14, 2015

Please see the following new posting on the NIH Collaboratory Website.  After completing a planning phase, the three NIH Collaboratory Multiple Chronic Condition Demonstration Projects have transitioned to the implementation phase.