Brown University projects examine effects on nursing homes and medical care
The Pandemic’s Emotional Toll
A study led by doctoral student Catherine Ettman finds COVID-19 has led to a nearly a three-fold increase in depression.
It really is in your head— but how does it work?
The Mindfulness Center at Brown University is working to explain why mindfulness makes us healthier.
Public Health faculty were honored by Brown’s Office of the Vice President for Research
Mindfulness Training May Help Lower Blood Pressure
A study led by Professor Eric Loucks, Ph.D., finds that mindfulness could reduce blood pressure by enhancing attention control, emotion regulation and self-awareness of both healthy and unhealthy habits. As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the […]
Aging Gracefully: The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research
30 years of accomplishment by Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research
Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy, Despite its Clear Benefits
Patients who receive more physical therapy are less likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, yet the amount of care made available to Medicare patients varies widely.
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Reduced Mortality Among Dialysis Patients
A study finds that fewer patients with end-stage kidney disease died within a year of starting dialysis in states that expanded Medicaid coverage in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS of Medicaid expansion due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease who […]
Alzheimer’s Study Finds PET Scan Affects Patient Diagnosis, Management
A national study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that brain imaging to detect Alzheimer’s-related plaques affected clinical diagnosis and management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Research Achievement Awards
Public health faculty were honored in 2019 by Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research with competitive awards. Research Seed Funding Awards Supporting the generation of preliminary data, and the pursuit of new directions and collaborations in research. A Collaborative Research Initiative on Children’s Alternative Care PIs: Jessaca Leinaweaver, Professor of Anthropology, and […]