• Dr. Joseph Hogan and Dr. Joseph Braun Appointed to Named Professorships

    Dr. Joseph Hogan and Dr. Joseph Braun Appointed to Named Professorships

    JOSEPH W. HOGAN Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health Hogan has been a member of the Brown faculty since 1995, rising through the ranks to become Professor of Biostatistics in 2008. His research focuses on statistical methods for handling missing data, causal inference, and sensitivity analysis; his applied focus is on HIV/AIDS and […]

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  • Editor’s Note, Fall 2016

    Diverse perspectives foster unique solutions to some of the tough challenges we face today. As such, it is critical that we celebrate and promote diversity whenever possible. Unfortunately however, as individuals in the public health field, we also acknowledge that there exist great health disparities between diverse groups based on socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, and […]

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  • Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion by Learning Public Health

    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. For Brown University President Christina Paxson, this report represented a big step in […]

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  • The Rhode Island Public Health Institute: Eliminating Health Disparities in Rhode Island and Beyond

    Whether it’s providing a source for fresh fruits and vegetables, encouraging physical activity in school-aged children, or expanding access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, the ultimate goal of all the Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s programs is to eliminate health disparities, in Rhode Island and beyond. Eliminating health disparities is a tall order. Many […]

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  • Letter from the Dean

    While this issue of Continuum was going to print, President Paxson and Provost Locke announced my decision to step down as Dean effective September 1, 2017. Since my arrival at Brown 16 years ago, I have focused on working with colleagues to build the Program in Public Health into the now fully accredited School of […]

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  • Honors and Awards, Fall 2016

    Vincent Mor Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) named Vincent Mor, PhD, the 2016 recipient of the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award for his contributions to quality in the long term and post-acute care community. […]

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  • Alumni News, Fall 2016

    ELIZABETH KINNARD, ScM BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES ’15 Elizabeth Kinnard is entering her second year as Program Associate for the Substance Use Disorders team at Community Catalyst, a health policy nonprofit organization in Boston, MA. She conducts research and produces resources on programs that divert people with behavioral health needs away from arrest/incarceration and instead […]

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  • Commencement 2016

    That’s a record high and great indication of the growth of the School of Public Health and of interest in the field of public health at Brown. During her opening remarks of the Public Health Commencement ceremony, where 74 undergraduate concentrators received diplomas and 68 graduate degrees were acknowledged, Dean of the School, Terrie Fox […]

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  • New Faculty, Fall 2016

    The School of Public Health is fortunate to have several new faculty members in the fold whose research interests run the gamut from behavioral interventions to reduce risk among sexual minorities, to cancer epidemiology data, to alcohol use disorders, to HIV prevention and pharmacoepidemiology. Take a moment to learn how they are working to improve […]

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  • Alumni Profile: Larry Warner ’97, MPH ’13

    Strategic Initiative Officer, Rhode Island Foundation You were recently appointed Strategic Initiative Officer at the Rhode Island Foundation. Tell us about the foundation and the work you do. The Rhode Island Foundation is a philanthropic organization that works to improve the quality of life in Rhode Island. We are a community foundation, meaning our funds […]

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  • Faculty Profile: Lynn Hernandez

    Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior As a member of the Brown University community for over 9 years, you have been Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School, and […]

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  • Learn By Doing

    Global health issues are at the forefront of public health discourse. Today, despite the many advances in global health medicine, policy, and intervention, countries around the world are suffering from numerous health problems. The HIV/AIDS epidemic, the health impact of global warming, the threat of global pandemic disease, women’s health, obesity, and malnutrition are just […]

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