Life in Providence

Known as the “Creative Capital,” Providence is the biggest city in the smallest state.

We're located in Rhode Island’s vibrant capital—known for its innovative arts scene, exceptional culinary offerings, and unpretentious attitude. With both New England charm and local flair, Providence is a historical gem in an approachable package. Statewide bus fare is free with your Brown ID, and the School is a 10-minute walk to Providence Station and 15-minute drive to the T. F. Green International Airport (PVD).

Rhode Island isn’t just a great place to live

Comprising 1,000 square miles and 1 million people, the smallest state in the union is manageable in scope while being economically and ethnically diverse. Which makes it the ideal place not only to collect data, but also to evaluate interventions and understand why they work.

Rhode Island's small size means that no one is ever out of reach. Our students have access to organizations and government agencies—from the insurance commissioner's office to the lieutenant governor's office, from the Department of Health to the seven local hospitals affiliated with Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School—that are key to improving population health.

An Ivy League education in a historic and beautiful city

Brown is an internationally-renowned Ivy League university known for innovative education, multidisciplinary research, and community service. Overlooking the Providence River, the Brown University School of Public Health links the neighborhoods of Downtown Providence and College Hill.

Public Health in PVD


Providence, Rhode Island is a great place to live, study, and practice public health.

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