Fifty years after the Black Student Walkout of 1968, alumni returned to campus to reflect on the impact of this historic event and discuss diversity and inclusion at Brown. At more than 30 events, the Brown community came together to celebrate student activism over the years, to look at current issues of diversity and inclusion, and […]
Sayles Hall was filled with 82 public health posters on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – the largest number of posters ever presented during Research Day. The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, Dean Fox Wetle, presented awards for the best posters. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTERS: […]
DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW . . . . . . drink more than intended? . . . spend a lot of time drinking or recovering from hangovers? . . . try to cut down or stop drinking but fail? These were the questions that appeared at the beginning of the HBO documentary […]
Nearly 400 years ago, that’s where Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at the New School, started her talk. It was in 1619 that Africans first arrived in Jamestown to be sold into bondage. The upcoming 400th anniversary of that event, Fullilove explained, is an important one. It’s a chance to commemorate […]
That’s a record high and great indication of the growth of the School of Public Health and of interest in the field of public health at Brown. During her opening remarks of the Public Health Commencement ceremony, where 74 undergraduate concentrators received diplomas and 68 graduate degrees were acknowledged, Dean of the School, Terrie Fox […]
The School of Public Health is partnering with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to produce a series of events across campus to engage, inspire, and empower the Brown and local community.
Rhode Island is no stranger to the dangers of opioid addiction and overdose. In 2015 there were 258 opioid overdose deaths in the state, more than those due to homicide, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide, combined. This represents the 6th highest rate of opioid overdoses in the nation.
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 […]