Posted inFall 2018

Letter from the Dean

The warning in this issue of Continuum is a stark one. But it’s a warning that’s worth making, and worth heeding. According to leading scientific experts, it is not too late to cap rising temperatures at 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels. Bu tit will take a massive global effort to avoid devastating physical impacts to […]

Posted inAlumni

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 […]

Posted inFaculty, Fall 2018

Faculty Honors

The latest School of Public Health faculty awards and recognition 10th Annual Jack Mendelson Award: National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism The Jack Mendelson Award from the NIAAA honors an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution toward increasing our understanding of the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and […]

Posted inAlumni, Fall 2018

Class Notes

The latest news & updates from School of Public Health alumni Morayo Akande, MPH ‘17  Morayo Akande recently returned to the Brown School of Public Health as a project coordinator in the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. With a focus on research taking place in South Africa, Morayo works on studies that are creating novel […]

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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? […]

Posted inFall 2018

Confronting Climate Change

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse The Senator from Rhode Island is passionate about acting on climate change and protecting our environment.  As a founder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force he is fighting for smarter solutions. What has fueled your passion to address environmental issues that affect population health? Environmental hazards harm public health […]