In the age of pandemics and misinformation, questions of how and when public health researchers should communicate their findings and influence public policy, grow in importance. One group at the School of Public Health has found new ways to translate public health research into action.
Abdullah Shihipar, MPH'20
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Alumni Profile: Allegra Scharff MPH ’17
Place-based approaches to reducing health inequity The School of Public Health is a global institution; students and alumni work around the world promoting health equity and improving health outcomes. Equally important as the school’s global footprint, however, is its commitment to the neighborhoods and communities that surround it. Allegra Scharff, MPH ’17, is carrying on […]
Faculty in Focus
Joseph Braun, MSPH, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Epidemiology Linking environmental exposures and children’s health. You have degrees in biochemistry and nursing. How did you become interested in public health, and the link between environmental pollutants and children’s health? My undergraduate studies were in biochemistry. I really enjoyed the science and the molecular biology of the […]
Student Profile: Geetika Kalloo
Doctoral candidate, Department of Epidemiology Kalloo, a fourth-year doctoral student in epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health, examines which chemical combinations pregnant women might be exposed to and how those exposures impact newborn outcomes and neurodevelopmental outcomes in early childhood. What do you focus on in your doctoral studies here at Brown? […]