• It really is in your head— but how does it work?

    It really is in your head— but how does it work?

    The Mindfulness Center at Brown University is working to explain why mindfulness makes us healthier.

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  • Letter from the Dean

    I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD BE WRITING my final “Letter from the Dean” under these circumstances. All of our lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and so many have suffered devastating losses. I have not been surprised however, by the way our community has responded to this unprecedented situation. Online learning is now […]

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  • Alumni Profile: The Mindful Entrepreneur Mallika Chopra ’93, P’24

    The Brown University graduate, author, public speaker, and entrepreneur was inspired by her father, Deepak Chopra, to help people find intention, balance and a life of purpose. You have spent most of your adult life helping people deal with stress and pressure. Why? When we were young kids, my dad discovered meditation and other practices […]

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  • Faculty in Focus: Akilah Dulin, Ph.D.

    Dulin studies how ‘resilience,’ or the ability to flourish in spite of adversity, may lead to better HIV-related outcomes.

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  • School of Public Health’s New Dean

    ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2020, the Brown University School of Public Health will welcome its third dean, Dr. Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, succeeding Bess Marcus, Ph.D. who will conclude her term as dean to return to full-time research and teaching as a member of the Brown faculty. Dr. Jha is an accomplished physician, health policy […]

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  • Faculty Honors

    Public Health faculty were honored by Brown’s Office of the Vice President for Research

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  • Coronavirus and the Isolation Paradox

    A paradox of this moment is that while social distancing is required to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it may also contribute to poor health in the long run.

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  • Mindfulness Training May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    A study led by Professor Eric Loucks, Ph.D., finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits. As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the […]

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  • Brown Plans New Integrated Wellness Center & Residence Hall

    Brown University is advancing plans toward a new integrated health and wellness center and residence hall to be built on its College Hill campus.

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  • GSC, CAPS Address Graduate Student Mental Health Needs

    Brown University’s Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Rosenthal, MPH, Ph.D.

    Sam Rosenthal, assistant professor in Johnson & Wales University’s College of Health and Wellness, completed both her MPH and Ph.D. at the School of Public Health. In addition to her faculty position at Johnson & Wales, she is also a research associate in the School’s department of epidemiology. Your undergraduate degree is in engineering. How […]

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  • Down, Not Out

    It was her 4th time racing in an Olympic qualifying event. “I was smiling my way to the start of what I felt would be my best marathon yet,” Kaitlin Gregg Goodman, MPH’18, said on Facebook. Then, in the opening half-mile of Atlanta’s March marathon trials, disaster struck. “In an instant, I was on the […]

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  • Become an Alumni Ambassador

    For prospective students considering whether to pursue public health at Brown, as well as current students weighing their next career move, an exciting resource exists to help. A group of 20 graduates of our Master’s programs, including more recent grads as well as those advanced in their careers, have volunteered to act as School of […]

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  • Thank you!

    School of Public Health alumni make a difference in the health of populations at home and around the world every day.

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  • Practice what we preach: Bringing wellness classes to the School of Public Health

    EVERY TUESDAY, a small group can be found sitting quietly in a mindfulness session. On Friday, another group is in full motion, exercising under the watchful eye and instruction of a trainer. And ahead of flu season, lines spiral through the halls as people wait for their free flu shots. These are all part of […]

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  • School of Public Health Celebrates Black History Month

    IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, the School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosted events that brought community members together to engage in important discussions around equity, access, and advocacy. On February 25, the documentary film “PUSHOUT: The criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” which considers the issues of race, education, and […]

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  • Brown School of Public Health Experts Tapped for Coronavirus Perspectives

    As the COVID-19 situation evolves daily, public health officials and media have sought insight and advice from a raft of Brown School of Public Health faculty, recognizing their expertise in global health, epidemiology, medicine and anthropology, as well as their philosophy of integrating knowledge across disciplines to develop solutions to public health issues. Mark Lurie, […]

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  • Learn by Doing: Ashleigh LoVette

    LoVette, a doctoral student in behavioral and social health sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health, studies resilience in young people living in the context of HIV risk.

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