• Aging Gracefully: The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research

    Aging Gracefully: The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research

    30 years of accomplishment by Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research

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  • Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy, Despite its Clear Benefits

    Patients who receive more physical therapy are less likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, yet the amount of care made available to Medicare patients varies widely.

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  • Medicaid Expansion Linked to Reduced Mortality Among Dialysis Patients

    A study finds that fewer patients with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis in states that expanded Medicaid coverage in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS of Medicaid expansion due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease who […]

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  • Expanding Our Talent

    Brown’s School of Public Health welcomes exciting new faculty for 2019 Behavioral and Social Sciences Epidemiology Health Services, Policy, and Practice More Faculty News: Melissa Clark Appointed Dean for Academic Affairs Related articles: None Found

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  • Alumni Profile: Chima Ndumele, MPH, Ph.D.

    We caught up with Chima Ndumele, MPH, Ph.D., an alum of the health services research doctoral program, when he was on campus last spring serving as a panelist for an IMSD alumni event. Now associate professor of public health at Yale, Ndumele’s research focuses on better understanding factors that influence the way vulnerable populations connect […]

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  • Class Notes: Latest Alumni News

    Larry Warner ’97, MPH ’13 Larry (right) is the Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives at United Way of Rhode Island. In this role he leads a team of project managers who make and manage grants to nonprofits in Rhode Island addressing social determinants of health such as education, financial stability, food security, housing, and […]

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  • Faculty Honors

    Seven faculty members were recognized with awards recently.

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  • Alumni Profile: Clara Berridge, PhD

    Clara Berridge, Ph.D. was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality postdoctoral fellow for two years, focused on chronic disease and aging, at the School of Public Health’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research. She is now assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work. Tell us about why you choose Brown […]

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  • Alzheimer’s Study Finds PET Scan Affects Patient Diagnosis, Management

    A national study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

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  • Health Impact: Making a Difference in Health Care Today

    In Partnership: Hebrew SeniorLife A research collaborator with Brown for nearly 40 years, Hebrew Senior Life is Brown’s partner in a new $53.4 million NIA grant to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Harvard Medical School-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) is […]

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  • Immersed in the Community

    What does “Learning by Doing” really mean? According to Nicholas Jones (above left), a health services research Ph.D. student, part of practicing as a public health professional means volunteering in the community. “Immersing yourself in the community helps contextualize the work you do, which is oftentimes removed from any personal touches. Working with claims data […]

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  • Faculty in Focus: Kali Thomas, Ph.D.

    Kali Thomas focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life for older adults needing long-term services and support through applied health services research.

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  • Research Achievement Awards

    Public health faculty were honored in 2019 by Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research with competitive awards. Research Seed Funding Awards Supporting the generation of preliminary data, and the pursuit of new directions and collaborations in research. A Collaborative Research Initiative on Children’s Alternative Care PIs: Jessaca Leinaweaver, Professor of Anthropology, and […]

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  • Strategic Plan: 2019-2024

    Improving population health by advancing science and training tomorrow’s health leaders WITH AN EYE TO THE RAPIDLY EVOLVING PUBLIC HEALTH LANDSCAPE, the Brown University School of Public Health embarked on a strategic plan to expand upon our existing strengths while pursuing new opportunities to innovate and transform public health education and research. The plan, Advancing […]

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  • The Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation

    The Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation, known as Q&I, is a sister research center to the Center for Gerontology. Unique among academic research centers nationwide, its mission is to improve care for older adults by testing and disseminating proven interventions. To do this, Q&I partners with innovators—who may or may not be researchers—with […]

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  • Letter from the Dean

    ONE OF THE FIRST CHALLENGES WE TACKLED after I began my role as Dean of the School of Public Health, nearly two years ago, was the creation of a new strategic plan. This required over a year of collaboration and more than 50 in-depth conversations with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners. Through […]

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  • Learn by Doing: Out of the Classroom and Into the Field

    Shekinah Fashaw, MSPH Doctoral Candidate in Health Services Research Shekinah is interested in home and community based services, health disparities, aging, and quality and access to care. She was a McNair Scholar and also a Brown University Diversity Fellow. You’re interested in racial and ethnic disparities when it comes to accessing home and community-based services […]

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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 […]

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  • Commencement 2019

    May 26, 2019 In a ceremony held on Simmons Quad, the School of Public Health celebrated the achievements of 66 undergraduates, 99 Master’s graduates, and 9 doctoral graduates. Of the public health undergraduates presented with diplomas, nearly half, 46 percent, were honors graduates. 2019 also saw the largest ever group of MPH graduates, at 62. […]

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