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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 […]

Posted inFall 2019, Students

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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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 […]

Posted inFaculty, Fall 2018

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 […]

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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? […]