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.
A new study highlights an unintended consequence of interventions to combat the country’s illicit opioid epidemic, emphasizing the need to include harm reduction strategies as part of a comprehensive response.
Researchers from Brown and Rhode Island Hospital are working with Rhode Island community members to understand how apps, monitors and other emerging technologies can help prevent opioid overdose deaths.
With over $3.5M in support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brown investigators hope to identify best practices for navigating Medicaid policies and ultimately improve patient and population health.
A Brown-led research team compared boil water alerts and unexcused absence rates in Jackson’s public schools to show the wide-ranging negative effects of water contamination on children’s health.
A Brown-led research team used a computer simulation to show that compared to usual care, four dementia-care interventions saved up to $13,000 in costs, reduced nursing home admissions and improved quality of life.
Brown’s Information Futures Lab fellowship program provides dedicated practitioners with the resources, time, and support to develop and test pilot projects that address information disorders and digital literacy.
Public health research abstracts are welcome from Brown University students and trainees at all levels conducting public health research. We also welcome abstracts from our community and agency partners interested in presenting their datasets.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that pharmacies can offer a safe and accessible treatment starting point for patients with opioid use disorder and keep them better engaged than usual care with a physician.
There have been anti-vaccine movements for as long as there have been vaccines, but our current information ecosystem leaves all of us vulnerable to misinformation. Brown’s Information Futures Lab aims to arm public health students and practitioners with next generation communication tools to meet the growing information crisis and its public health impacts.
A partnership with local harm reduction organizations and Rhode Island Hospital’s toxicology lab aims to decrease overdose deaths by revealing the amount of fentanyl and other unknown substances in the local drug supply.
Brown is at the forefront of the future of public health, with researchers joining local partners to combine evidence, insight, and a commitment to impact to bring harm reduction tools to Rhode Island communities.