Intervention by researchers reduced household lead below levels previously deemed achievable and reduced blood lead concentrations in more highly exposed children, though the decrease did not result in significant neurobehavioral improvements in children.
In the Samoan Language “Olaga” Means Life
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.
Daily Calcium Intake Varies Widely around the World
According to a new systematic review of research data published in the journal Osteoporosis International, there are many areas of the world with risk to bone health. Study lead author Ethan Balk, associate professor at Brown’s Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, explained that outside of North America and most of Europe, particularly Northern Europe, […]
Assessing and Addressing RI’s West African Immigrant Community
An estimated 13,100 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa live in Providence County.
Faculty Profile: Stephen McGarvey, Ph.D., MPH
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 Trust Network
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.
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PREVENTOVERDOSERI.ORG In 2014, over 240 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose—more than the number of people who died in car accidents, murders, and suicides combined. In response to this crisis, the School of Public Health collaborated with the RI Department of Health to create a data dashboard. Brandon Marshall, Manning Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, […]
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 […]
Technology and Public Health
The past several decades have been characterized by anevolution of the public health problems facing society. Global obesity rates have doubled since the 1980s, with the United States experiencing the greatest gains in the developed world. Although total cancer deaths in the US have decreased since the 1990s, cancers of the skin, liver, and kidney […]
The Rhode Island Public Health Institute: Eliminating Health Disparities in Rhode Island and Beyond
Whether it’s providing a source for fresh fruits and vegetables, encouraging physical activity in school-aged children, or expanding access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, the ultimate goal of all the Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s programs is to eliminate health disparities, in Rhode Island and beyond. Eliminating health disparities is a tall order. Many […]