Tell us about your current role at the American Cancer Society. In developed countries, a cancer fight means hope. In low- and middle-income countries, it almost inevitably means pain, suffering, and death. Three days after graduating with my MPH from Brown, I started work as the Program Manager for Global Capacity Development and Patient Support […]
Class Notes: Winter 2018
Want to be included in the next issue of Continuum? Let us know all about your latest accomplishments, accolades and promotions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org today. MEREDITH BERGEY, PhD, MSc, MPH ‘06 After completing her MPH in 2006, Meredith worked as an epidemiologist at the Rhode Island Department of Health and as a biostatistician at the University […]
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 […]
Women Empowering Women: Maternova
Maternova, Inc. is a trusted resource for cutting-edge medical innovations in newborn, obstetrics and reproductive health.
The latest School of Public Health faculty awards and recognition. Linda Resnik, PhD, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice 2017 Paul B. Magnuson Award The Magnuson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation Research and Development is the highest honor for Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation investigators. It recognizes Resnik’s work with advanced upper limb […]
Expanding Our Talent
The Brown University School of Public Health welcomed exciting new faculty in 2017-18. BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Jasjit Sing Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Hector Lopez-Vergara, PhD Assistant Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Matthew Meisel, PhD Assistant Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Jennifer Pellowski, PhD Assistant Professor of […]
Out of the Classroom and into the Field
Global fieldwork requires getting out of one’s physical, psychological, and cultural comfort zones and being immersed in challenging and sometimes dangerous environments. In an ever-changing world of increasing climate change, unprecedented natural disasters, uncertain healthcare policies, and growing disease epidemics, the need for global communication and partnership is greater than ever. The field of global […]