The Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations (OLaGA) lab, led by Stephen McGarvey, professor of epidemiology, and Nicola Hawley, assistant professor of chronic disease epidemiology at the Yale University School of Public Health, is a unique new research laboratory at the Pacific island nation’s Ministry of Health.
Daily Calcium Intake Varies Widely around the World
According to a new systematic review of research data published in the journal Osteoporosis International, there are many areas of the world with risk to bone health. Study lead author Ethan Balk, associate professor at Brown’s Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, explained that outside of North America and most of Europe, particularly Northern Europe, […]
Assessing and Addressing RI’s West African Immigrant Community
An estimated 13,100 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa live in Providence County.
Honors and Awards, Spring 2016
Vincent Mor Elected to National Academy of Medicine Members of the National Academy of Medicine have elected Brown University Professor Vincent Mor to join their ranks. “Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment […]
When people begin and then continue life with poorer health, less income and wealth, higher degrees of stress, and less access to education and health care, their health itself will suffer, and that in turn can make improving any of their other disadvantages harder. The statistical evidence shows that this complex interplay of difficulties dispropor-tionately […]
Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute
With a gift of $12.5 million from the family of retired Hasbro Chairman and CEO Alan Hassenfeld, Brown will establish the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute to accelerate progress on the urgent health needs of the smallest state’s smallest residents. Brown President Christina H. Paxson and Hassenfeld joined Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and other […]
Study Maps Extroversion Types In The Brain’s Anatomy
A new study shows that these overlapping yet distinct personalities have commensurately overlapping yet distinct signatures in the anatomy of the brain.
Grant Supports Use of Data Science To Optimize HIV Care
Joseph Hogan, ScD Professor of Biostatistics HIV can be treated, but not every infection responds the same way. Treatment requires monitoring and testing, a practice that can become expensive for health care systems in the developing world. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, Brown University professors Joseph Hogan and Rami Kantor […]
New Center To Increase Physical Therapy Research
Linda Resnik, PhD Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research) The Foundation for Physical Therapy has awarded Brown University a $2.5-million, five-year grant for a new center of excellence to spur research in the field. In the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR), Brown, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh […]
Liu Wins AHA Research Award For Diabetes, Heart Disease
Simin Liu, MD, MPH Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Medicine The work of Dr. Simin Liu, professor of epidemiology and medicine at Brown University, focuses on understanding the deep complexity and connections underlying type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and their risk factors. On Nov. 16 the American Heart Association announced that it will back him in […]