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    On Campus

    Celebrating Black History Month The School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosted events throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. A full slate of trainings were offered to faculty, staff, and students designed to build a more inclusive School community. UNC’s annual Minority Health Conference was live-streamed at […]

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  • Class Notes: Spring 2019

    The Latest News & Updates from School of Public Health Alumni Leo Beletsky, MPH ’04(left) Leo continues to chug along balancing family life with two bandits (now age 5 and 4) and career at the intersection of law and public health, with focus on substance use and overdose. He loves the work coming out of […]

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  • Alumni Profile: Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH’07, ScB’05

    Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and a pediatric environmental health specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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  • Early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory, study suggests

    The study found a link between children’s weight status in the first two years of life and their school-age performance on cognitive tests. A study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than […]

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  • U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

    The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance recently released its 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

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  • Children of mothers who use marijuana start using the drug earlier

    A number of studies have shown that child and adolescent marijuana use is associated with impairments in attention and concentration — and that those who start using marijuana early are at increased risk of health consequences. New research based on nationally representative longitudinal surveys determined that children whose mothers use marijuana between the child’s birth and […]

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  • Health Impact: Read the Warning Signs

    IF IT’S TRUE THAT THIRD-GRADE READING proficiency helps predict a child’s achievement later in life, then accord-ing to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College Careers (PARCC) exam, assessing third graders’ reading levels, the future doesn’t look bright for the majority of Rhode Island’s kids. In 2015, the exam showed that just over one-third […]

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  • Faculty Honors

    The Latest School of Public Health Faculty Awards & Recognition Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D., Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice | Board of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review Dr. Wallack was elected to the board of the ICER, an independent, non-partisan research organization that objectively evaluates the clinical and economic value of […]

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  • Faculty in Focus: Abigail Harrison, MPH, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Tell us about your early training and how you found your way to public health. I was a history and anthropology major but I got interested in public health through a women’s health class I took my senior year of college. It was life changing. I knew I […]

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  • The Power of Sport to Create Healthier Children and Healthier Communities

    Since 1986, the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University has connected students, faculty, and local partners through community engagement, engaged scholarship and social innovation. A new Swearer initiative that brings together Brown student-athletes and Providence children to improve access to sport, includes a partnership with the School’s Hassenfeld Child Health and Innovation Institute. […]

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  • Student Profile: Spenser Anderson ‘19

    Master of Public Health Candidate Anderson, a Master of Public Health candidate in the class of 2019 at the Brown University School of Public Health, is concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. He was also a 2018 Hassenfeld Child Health Institute Scholar working with the Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program to examine how various maternal […]

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  • In Profile: Elizabeth Burke Bryant

    For 25 years, Elizabeth Burke Bryant has been at the helm of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, an organization dedicated to improving children’s lives by using information to change public policy.

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  • Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute

    Transforming the health of children and families by targeting autism, asthma, obesity, and other urgent health challenges. In 2016, a visionary donation from the family of Alan Hassenfeld created the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII). The Institute aims to transform the lives of children and their families in Rhode Island, and around the world. […]

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  • Letter from the Dean

    We often talk about collaboration being essential to the study and practice of public health. As a community we value the importance of bringing together sometimes disparate fields in order to understand and alleviate health challenges. Our School’s culture of collaboration is what struck me most in this issue of Continuum. You will read about […]

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