Faculty members at the School of Public Health will use a Brown Research Seed Award to evaluate MDMA’s potential as treatment for veterans with co-occurring PTSD and alcohol use disorder.
Do No Harm
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.
Faculty Profile: Brandon Marshall, Ph.D.
We spoke to Brandon Marshall, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, about the opioid epidemic within the pandemic.
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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
Conference on addressing the health disparities of the opioid epidemic features Dr. Joshua Sharfstein
Rhode Island is no stranger to the dangers of opioid addiction and overdose. In 2015 there were 258 opioid overdose deaths in the state, more than those due to homicide, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide, combined. This represents the 6th highest rate of opioid overdoses in the nation.
Brown Experts Advise Governor’s Overdose Task Force
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 […]
The Providence Center: Healthy minds ages 1-89
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.