• Public Health Research Day 2017

    Public Health Research Day 2017

    Sayles Hall was filled with 82 public health posters on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – the largest number of posters ever presented during Research Day. The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, Dean Fox Wetle, presented awards for the best posters. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTERS:…

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  • In the News …

    PREVENTOVERDOSERI.ORG In 2014, over 240 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose—more than the number of people who died in car accidents, murders, and suicides combined. In response to this crisis, the School of Public Health collaborated with the RI Department of Health to create a data dashboard. Brandon Marshall, Manning Assistant Professor of Epidemiology,…

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    AMBER LAU, MPH ’16 Amber is in her first year of medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is serving as the first year liaison for the National Osteopathic Women Physician Association and for the Medical Students For Choice groups on campus. She is also a co-founder and the Vice President…

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  • Learn by Doing

    Learn by Doing

    The School of Public Health is now challenging students to view their phones, and other ubiquitous technologies, as tools that can be used to address some of today’s most pressing public health problems.

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  • Alumni Profile: Olga Elizarova MPH’15

    Alumni Profile: Olga Elizarova MPH’15

    We recently reached out to Olga Elizarova MPH’15 to catch up with her since she graduated from the School of Public Health two years ago. Olga is a person of many talents; she is both a dentist and a public health professional. She works as a Senior Behavior Change Analyst at Mad*Pow. Mad*Pow is a…

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  • Faculty Profile

    Faculty Profile

    KATE CAREY Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Doctoral Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences Kate Carey has been a member of the public health community at Brown since 2011, and is currently Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Doctoral Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Social…

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  • Risky Drinking

    Risky Drinking

    DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW . . . . . . drink more than intended? . . . spend a lot of time drinking or recovering from hangovers? . . . try to cut down or stop drinking but fail? These were the questions that appeared at the beginning of the HBO documentary…

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  • Faculty News

    Faculty News

    The following faculty members have been appointed to named professorships by the Brown University Corporation: Joseph W. Hogan, Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health Joseph M. Braun, RGSS Assistant Professor of Public Health Brandon Marshall, Manning Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Akilah Dulin Keita, Manning Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Other faculty…

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  • Health Impact!

    Health Impact!

    NALARI HEALTH Imagine a world where a team of medical professionals provides critical care to you through your computer. Nalari Health is heading in that direction at rapid speed. Squarely at the intersection between technology, public health, and the delivery of health care, Nalari Health is not in the business of selling technology. Instead, they…

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  • Black History Month

    Black History Month

    Nearly 400 years ago, that’s where Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at the New School, started her talk. It was in 1619 that Africans first arrived in Jamestown to be sold into bondage. The upcoming 400th anniversary of that event, Fullilove explained, is an important one. It’s a chance to commemorate…

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  • A Place to Call Home

    A Place to Call Home

    Collaborative. Generative. Compassionate. These are the words Dean Terrie Fox Wetle uses to describe Brown’s School of Public Health, but they could just as easily be used to describe her. That’s not so surprising, since she built it. At the end of the 1990s, public health at Brown was a substantial, if somewhat disjointed, enterprise.…

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  • Technology and Public Health

    Technology and Public Health

    The past several decades have been characterized by anevolution of the public health problems facing society. Global obesity rates have doubled since the 1980s, with the United States experiencing the greatest gains in the developed world. Although total cancer deaths in the US have decreased since the 1990s, cancers of the skin, liver, and kidney…

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  • Editor’s Note

    Editor’s Note

    America has undergone a transition in political power over the past year, one that has introduced uncertainty into the role the federal government will play at home and abroad.

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  • Letter from the Dean

    Letter from the Dean

    This issue of Continuum focuses on technology-enabled advances in the field of public health. This is the future of public health – but we still have a long way to go. During the Bronze and Iron Ages, it is estimated that life expectancy at birth was about 26 years. In classical Greece, about 28 years.…

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