Why Brown?

A snapshot of what makes our public health graduate programs different.

Our students bring their passion, discipline, intelligence, and compassion to bear on the most pressing public health challenges we face. We equip them with the skills they need to translate that passion into meaningful work that impacts population health.

Is Brown the right fit for you?

From evidence-based teaching and learning support, to gender affirming health insurance, to inclusive campus centers, our student-centered graduate programs will empower you to chart your own course.

At the Brown University School of Public Health, faculty aren’t solely academics. They are public health practitioners—health insurance commissioners, department of health directors, analysis directors. They bring experience from the field into the classroom. Their real-life stories make the lessons come alive.
Brown is all about working together—often across boundaries. Faculty and students move freely among the school’s research centers, working closely with community groups and researchers across Brown's campus.
Our nationally-renowned research centers and institutes focus on key areas including addiction, infectious diseases, environmental health, aging, maternal and child health, and health data science.
We are committed to a low student-to-faculty ratio; it’s how we guarantee our students personal attention from faculty invested in their success. Not only are our faculty experts in their fields, they are also teachers and mentors, dedicated to the growth of future public health professionals.
A Brown education will prepare you to flourish as an independent thinker, an innovative collaborator and an active global citizen. Our graduates work in academic institutions, consulting, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations.


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