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Expanding Equity

Growth in Master’s scholarships reflects the School of Public Health’s commitment to changing the face of public health and data science.
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Course Highlight: Online MPH

To empower more people to meet the global health challenges of our time, the Brown University School of Public Health reimagined its generalist Master of Public Health degree as a 100% online Master of Public Health program. The online MPH is designed for working professionals worldwide with at least two years of professional experience.
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When Dean Ashish Jha left Brown for a temporary assignment as the White House coronavirus response coordinator in March of 2022, Ronald Aubert Ph.D. was appointed interim dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
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Reaccredited for seven years

The Council on Education for Public Health has reaccredited the Brown University School of Public Health for the maximum award of seven years.
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Beginning with the 2021 spring semester, the School of Public Health offers a course to students at all levels that directly examines racial and ethnic health disparities.
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In Profile: Taking the Helm During a Pandemic

Beginning his deanship amid a global public health emergency, Dr. Jha reflects on the challenges and opportunities exposed by COVID-19, and on the role of public health as we look toward the next pandemic.
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Public Health Voices of Protest

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a massive peaceful protest, reportedly the largest in Providence history, drew 10,000 marchers downtown on June 5th. Among the crowd that gathered at Kennedy Plaza and marched to the Rhode Island State House were many members of the Brown community.
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Research Centers Announce Name Changes

Two Centers in the School of Public Health have been renamed as of the Academics Priority Committee (APC) recent vote. As the School of Public Health continues to grow and evolve, and, as a result of the continuing process of analysis and strategic planning, the decision has been made to institute new names better reflecting the research and educational missions of these two active centers of research.
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The start of an academic year like no other

As we begin the 2020-2021 academic year, amid the greatest public health emergency in a century, with extreme climate events and political polarization escalating, we see cause for hope.
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Interdisciplinary programs leadership transitions

Read the following changes in the MPH and CTR leadership that will maintain the programs’ curricular excellence and distinctive approaches to education, while positioning the programs for future growth.
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Kim Gans, Ph.D., MPH, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, ​has been appointed the Director of Community Engagement in the School of Public Health effective immediately.
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With students studying remotely as a result of COVID-19, Brown’s School of Public Health created a platform for students to share their poster presentations online.
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2019 in review

As we welcome 2020, we’re taking a look back at some of 2019’s most popular stories from the School of Public Health.
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2019 Research Achievement Awards

Public health faculty were honored in 2019 by Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research with competitive awards.
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School of Public Health Catalyst Grant Program

The Catalyst Grant Program supports work that builds outward from existing strengths to deepen and broaden the School’s research program around the four themes identified in the Strategic Plan: Mental Health, Resilience and Mindfulness; Environmental Health and Climate Change; Vulnerable Life Stages: Children and Older Adults; and Addiction. We are proud to fund the following projects:
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US News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools ranks the Brown University School of Public Health 17th out of the 177 eligible schools and programs of public health in the United States.
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School of Public Health Seed Grant Recipients

Deans Bess Marcus and David Savitz introduced the School of Public Health Seed Grant Program to connect faculty collaborators across our Research Centers who have not previously worked together but have complementary interests and capabilities.
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With a dual mission of research and public service, the Mindfulness Center at Brown University will conduct and promote rigorous research on the health effects of interventions and work to disseminate and promote evidence-based practices.
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New Dean for School of Public Health

Marcus will begin her tenure as dean effective Nov. 1, 2017, succeeding Terrie Fox Wetle, who became the school’s inaugural dean in 2013.
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Health Impact!

Meet Mark Treat, President of Nalari Health and School of Public Health Community Advisory Board member
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This year marked the development of Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University. The plan, a collaborative effort by administrators, faculty, and students across campus, identified strategies and actions to make Brown a more diverse and inclusive community.
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November is National Entrepreneurship Month, and various departments at Brown, including the School of Public Health, are partnering with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to produce a series of events across campus to engage, inspire, and empower the Brown and local community.
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Joshua Sharfstein was keynote speaker at Bridging Health Disparities to Address the Opioid Epidemic, a conference jointly sponsored by the Brown University School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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