A new study shows that these overlapping yet distinct personalities have commensurately overlapping yet distinct signatures in the anatomy of the brain.
Faculty Profile: Omar Galarraga
Trained as a health economist, Dr. Omar Galarraga has three main research interests: cost-benefit analysis, health care reform – particularly surrounding insurance concerns – and the application of behavioral-economic approaches to impact behavioral change.
“With today’s technology, knowledge and vaccines there is no reason why we should not have everyone in the world healthy.” – Seth Berkley
Editor’s Note, Spring 2015
Our publication Continuum is named for the many ways through which the Brown University School of Public Health contributes to the innovation and development of public health as a whole. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines a continuum as “a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees.” […]
Alumni News, Spring 2015
FARREN BRIGGS, PhD, ScM Since graduating with a ScM in biostatistics at Brown in 2006, Briggs continued on to pursue his PhD in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, where his research focused on characterizing the genetic component of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. In 2010, he was awarded a National Multiple Sclerosis Society […]
Alumnus Profile: Julia Finkelstein, MPH, SM, ScD
I know that you are working at Cornell University, could you tell me a little about your job? I am the Follett Sesquicentennial Fellow and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. I am also an adjunct Associate Professor at St. Johns Research Institute in Bangalore, India, […]
Student Profile: Julia Nagle MPH’16
Julia Nagle MPH’16 talks to Sarah Davey about life in the MPH program at Brown.
Grant Supports Use of Data Science To Optimize HIV Care
Joseph Hogan, ScD Professor of Biostatistics HIV can be treated, but not every infection responds the same way. Treatment requires monitoring and testing, a practice that can become expensive for health care systems in the developing world. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, Brown University professors Joseph Hogan and Rami Kantor […]
New Center To Increase Physical Therapy Research
Linda Resnik, PhD Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research) The Foundation for Physical Therapy has awarded Brown University a $2.5-million, five-year grant for a new center of excellence to spur research in the field. In the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR), Brown, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh […]
Liu Wins AHA Research Award For Diabetes, Heart Disease
Simin Liu, MD, MPH Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Medicine The work of Dr. Simin Liu, professor of epidemiology and medicine at Brown University, focuses on understanding the deep complexity and connections underlying type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and their risk factors. On Nov. 16 the American Heart Association announced that it will back him in […]