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On Campus

Celebrating Black History Month The School of Public Health’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosted events throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. A full slate of trainings were offered to faculty, staff, and students designed to build a more inclusive School community. UNC’s annual Minority Health Conference was live-streamed at […]

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Class Notes: Spring 2019

The Latest News & Updates from School of Public Health Alumni Leo Beletsky, MPH ’04(left) Leo continues to chug along balancing family life with two bandits (now age 5 and 4) and career at the intersection of law and public health, with focus on substance use and overdose. He loves the work coming out of […]

Posted inIn the News, Research, Spring 2019

Early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory, study suggests

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 […]

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Children of mothers who use marijuana start using the drug earlier

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 […]

Posted inSpring 2019

Health Impact: Read the Warning Signs

IF IT’S TRUE THAT THIRD-GRADE READING proficiency helps predict a child’s achievement later in life, then accord-ing to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College Careers (PARCC) exam, assessing third graders’ reading levels, the future doesn’t look bright for the majority of Rhode Island’s kids. In 2015, the exam showed that just over one-third […]

Posted inFaculty, Spring 2019

Faculty Honors

The Latest School of Public Health Faculty Awards & Recognition Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D., Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice | Board of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review Dr. Wallack was elected to the board of the ICER, an independent, non-partisan research organization that objectively evaluates the clinical and economic value of […]

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The Power of Sport to Create Healthier Children and Healthier Communities

Since 1986, the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University has connected students, faculty, and local partners through community engagement, engaged scholarship and social innovation. A new Swearer initiative that brings together Brown student-athletes and Providence children to improve access to sport, includes a partnership with the School’s Hassenfeld Child Health and Innovation Institute. […]