When we think about recent environmental disasters, Flint, Michigan’s water quality crisis quickly comes to mind. But the Great Lakes State has another pollution problem that is less well known outside the state. For at least the last 70 years, Michigan manufacturers and others released chemical-laden waste into the environment. This waste contained PFAS, per- […]
Expanding Our Talent The Brown University School of Public Health welcomes exciting new faculty. Our newest members join over 250 faculty working across the School’s four academic departments and 13 research centers. Behavioral and Social Sciences Epidemiology Health Services, Policy and Practice
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.
Tell us about your early career and about the evolution of your interest in global health, specifically your interest and experience in Samoa and American Samoa. My training is in biological anthropology, so my first masters and my PhD are in that field. During that time, I became less interested in understanding human biology, and […]
The latest School of Public Health faculty awards and recognition. Linda Resnik, PhD, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice 2017 Paul B. Magnuson Award The Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation Research and Development is the highest honor for Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation investigators. It recognizes Resnik’s work with advanced upper limb […]
The Brown University School of Public Health welcomed exciting new faculty in 2017-18. BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Jasjit Sing Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Hector Lopez-Vergara, PhD Assistant Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Matthew Meisel, PhD Assistant Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Jennifer Pellowski, PhD Assistant Professor of […]
Bess Marcus wants to help people make healthy choices. With a rabbi father and a social worker mother, helpers and healers were very much a part of Bess Marcus’s growing up. The Marcus family was all about helping relationships—in the family, and in the community. Her father’s heart disease was another important part of her […]
Making long-lasting commitments to the communities in which they work is a hallmark of the global health researchers in the School of Public Health.
When there are clearly so many health problems facing the United States, why should we invest in the health of people across the globe? First, advancing health as a right for all, with a special emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized population groups, is a core value of the Brown University School of Public Health. There […]
KATE CAREY Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Doctoral Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences Kate Carey has been a member of the public health community at Brown since 2011, and is currently Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Doctoral Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Social […]