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.
Examining over a decade of motor vehicle crash data involving older drivers, Brown study sheds light on a worrying trend: an increase in the prescription of potentially impairing medications, post-accident.
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.
With Intus Care, Robbie Felton, Evan Jackson and Alex Rothberg are building healthcare analytics software to help identify risks and optimize healthcare for low-income seniors. Health insurers use the Intus Care platform to help 1,500 providers treat 15,000 patients representing $1.5 billion in value-based care payments. The company expects more than $2.1 million in revenue in 2023.
Results from this year’s R.I. Life Index survey, a partnership between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Brown University School of Public Health, revealed sobering information about local quality of life.
Life expectancy in the United States rose in 2022, the first increase since the COVID pandemic began, according to new federal data. But those gains were not enough to compensate for the years of life lost to the virus, which remains one of the nation’s top causes of death.
Dr. Francesca Beaudoin was the first physician in the nation to serve patients in a mobile drug recovery unit. The van, an innovative public health intervention on wheels, delivers services to individuals suffering from substance use disorder in Rhode Island’s underserved communities.
Director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Eric Loucks' work in the areas of mindfulness-based stress reduction and heart health are demonstrating how mindfulness can improve people’s lives and change their perceptions. We chat with Professor Loucks about his journey into this area of study and what the future holds for mindfulness.
Mindfulness coupled with information on how food and exercise can impact blood pressure may be a winning combination that could improve heart health, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open.
A panel discussion on the impact of private equity on health care offered an opportunity to show how the School of Public Health’s Center for Advancing Health Policy Research aims to influence policy through research.
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.
At an anniversary kickoff event, public health faculty, staff and students were joined by government and community leaders in commemorating the school’s 10-year milestone and looking to a future of continued impact.
Over the coming months, more than 100,000 Americans will likely die, mostly unnecessarily, from respiratory infections. Yes, that is the reality we are now facing this fall and winter—and likely every fall and winter for the foreseeable future. Unless we act.
COVID cases are on the rise and this week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that anyone who is six months or older get the new COVID-19 vaccines. Health reporter Lynn Arditi talked about the new vaccines with Doctor Ashish Jha, former White House COVID advisor and current dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health.
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. Allegra Scharff, a 2017 Brown MPH graduate, is Chief of Healthcare Equity at the RI Department of Health, where she leads community health, education and DEI initiatives. We asked Allegra how her Brown experience has shape her public health career.
If you’re 60 or over, “you don’t want to get into November without having an R.S.V. vaccine,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, the former White House Covid adviser and current dean of Brown University’s public health school.
After a 40 year career championing equitable access to vaccines and improving the way the world prevents and responds to infectious disease, alum Dr. Seth Berkley returns to Brown University to advise the Pandemic Center.