30 years of accomplishment by Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) has awarded a five-year $53.4 million grant to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Together, the institutions will create a massive […]
The Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation, known as Q&I, is a sister research center to the Center for Gerontology. Unique among academic research centers nationwide, its mission is to improve care for older adults by testing and disseminating proven interventions. To do this, Q&I partners with innovators—who may or may not be researchers—with […]
The study found a link between children’s weight status in the first two years of life and their school-age performance on cognitive tests. A study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than […]
A number of studies have shown that child and adolescent marijuana use is associated with impairments in attention and concentration — and that those who start using marijuana early are at increased risk of health consequences. New research based on nationally representative longitudinal surveys determined that children whose mothers use marijuana between the child’s birth and […]
At a precarious time for the planet, Brown’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology is working to promote resilient, sustainable, healthy communities.