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Immersed in the Community

What does “Learning by Doing” really mean? According to Nicholas Jones (above left), a health services research Ph.D. student, part of practicing as a public health professional means volunteering in the community. “Immersing yourself in the community helps contextualize the work you do, which is oftentimes removed from any personal touches. Working with claims data […]

Posted inFall 2019, Students

Learn by Doing: Out of the Classroom and Into the Field

Shekinah Fashaw, MSPH Doctoral Candidate in Health Services Research Shekinah is interested in home and community based services, health disparities, aging, and quality and access to care. She was a McNair Scholar and also a Brown University Diversity Fellow. You’re interested in racial and ethnic disparities when it comes to accessing home and community-based services […]

Posted inStudents, Winter 2018

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 […]

Posted inFall 2016, Students

Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion by Learning Public Health

This year marked the development of Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University. The plan, a collaborative effort by administrators, faculty, and students across campus, identified strategies and actions to make Brown a more diverse and inclusive community. For Brown University President Christina Paxson, this report represented a big step in […]

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Learn By Doing

Global health issues are at the forefront of public health discourse. Today, despite the many advances in global health medicine, policy, and intervention, countries around the world are suffering from numerous health problems. The HIV/AIDS epidemic, the health impact of global warming, the threat of global pandemic disease, women’s health, obesity, and malnutrition are just […]

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Student Profile: Ashley Lowery

Ashley Lowery always had a passion for health, but didn’t always know that public health was the right choice for her. As an undergraduate student at Jackson State University she studied psychology and was drawn to drug and alcohol abuse related issues. An internship at Washington University in  St. Louis combining psychiatry with public health […]