The front line in one of the most important battles in public health is sandwiched between a luxury hotel and a shuttered restaurant in Providence’s Downtown Historic District.
We spoke to Brandon Marshall, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, about the opioid epidemic within the pandemic.
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 […]
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, […]
DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW . . . . . . drink more than intended? . . . spend a lot of time drinking or recovering from hangovers? . . . try to cut down or stop drinking but fail? These were the questions that appeared at the beginning of the HBO documentary […]
“One saturday, I was sitting in my office, and I got a call from Josh, saying ‘Have I got an idea for you,’” said Dean of the School of Public Health, Terrie Fox Wetle.
The statistics are startling. In 2014, 239 people in RI lost their lives to overdose, more than the number of homicides, motor vehicle deaths, and suicides combined. The problems of opioid dependence and accidental drug overdose have been growing for some time. And growing in direct relation to a dramatic increase in the amount of […]
Dr. Dale Klatzker is President and CEO of The Providence Center, a community resource that provides mental health and substance use services to Rhode Island.