10 Year Anniversary

A year of celebration, honoring a decade of the School of Public Health.

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We’re Turning 10.

It has been ten years since Brown's Corporation voted to unite the University's public health programs into a unified School of Public Health. To honor this milestone, we welcome alumni, students, faculty, community partners and the wider Brown community to join us in celebrating where we are, where we have been, and where we are headed. 

Our anniversary is a chance to:

  • Connect with local partners to showcase our impact in Rhode Island and beyond
  • Honor our school’s history and share plans for its future
  • Celebrate the major contributions that our students and faculty have made to public health research over the past decade
  • Strengthen connections with our alumni base
  • Support new research priority areas emerging at SPH—including the intersection between climate change & public health

Explore Special 10th Anniversary Content

Every month Behind the Lectern features an interview with a pioneering SPH faculty member, showcasing the breadth and depth of public health research being conducted at Brown, from the 1970s to today.
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In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re highlighting an outstanding Brown alum on the 10th of each month who's working to make Rhode Island communities healthier.
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Dean Ashish K. Jha welcomes distinguished expert guests for a conversation about today's most pressing public health challenges
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Our past and our future


Faculty discuss the unique nature of public health research at Brown.

Why Celebrate?

Our work changes people’s lives for the better, locally and globally

Whether analyzing lead paint samples or providing life-saving medication to people with substance use disorders, our researchers have made a real impact in Rhode Island and beyond. We have a legacy of service and support, and we work with some of our most vulnerable populations to improve their health.

We are training the public health leaders of tomorrow

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated the field of public health to the forefront of the public’s imagination. It has sparked a new generation of students to study public health. Taking on a career in public health means becoming a facile data analyst, a tireless advocate for the underserved, as well as a successful communicator. We’re proud to educate our students in these important skills, and we are dedicated to providing them with the tools they need to become leaders in the field.

The best is yet to come

While we are building upon a strong legacy of public engagement and research, we’re also continuing to develop a robust research portfolio in some of the most important public health issues of our time. We’ve piloted programs in pandemic preparedness and response, the health impacts of mis/disinformation, and the relationship between climate change and public health. Brown has become a hub for forward-thinking public health professionals because we are innovative, collaborative leaders in the field.


Expanding Our Horizons


We hear from faculty voices about their experiences, their research, and why teaching public health at Brown is an exceptional experience.

Recent 10 Year Stories

News from SPH

Ten on the 10s: Tiara Mack AB’16

In celebration of Brown SPH's 10th Anniversary, we're featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health in Rhode Island. Tiara Mack AB’16 is a Rhode Island State Senator (D-Dist 6, Providence). The first Black queer woman elected to Rhode Island’s State House, Mack is also one of the state’s youngest senators. We ask Tiara how her Brown experience and public health training has shaped her career.
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Behind the Lectern: Peter Monti

Over his 50 years at Brown University, Professor Peter M. Monti has not only been witness to a sea change in our understanding of addictive disorders, but has contributed to that understanding with his research and leadership. At the School of Public Health’s 10th anniversary, he reflects on the decades of work defining Brown’s public health legacy.
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Ten on the 10s: Kimberly Pelland MPH’15

In celebration of Brown SPH's 10th Anniversary, we're featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health right here in Rhode Island.
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A healthier New York City

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, visits Brown to share perspective on public health response in New York — from the Omicron wave to today.
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Ten on the 10s: Larry Warner ’97, MPH’13

In celebration of Brown SPH's 10th Anniversary, we're featuring an alum on the 10th of each month who is advancing public health right here in Rhode Island. Larry Warner '97, a 2013 Brown MPH graduate, is Chief Impact & Equity Officer at the United Way of Rhode Island and Chair of the Governor's Council on Behavioral Health in Rhode Island. We asked Larry how his Brown experience has shaped his public health career.


Founded in 2013, our school has made significant contributions to the field of public health and the academic legacy of Brown University.