Topic: Public health

Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

Metro, News

Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

September 13, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island joined 13 other states in prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and similar vaping devices in most enclosed public spaces after a bill was signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo this July.

Letter: Littman’s research is academically irresponsible

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Littman’s research is academically irresponsible

September 10, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I am writing in reference to a Herald article, “Gender dysphoria study criticism,” published Sept. 4.

Paxson P’19, Locke P’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

Op-eds, Opinions

Paxson P’19, Locke P’18: University committed to academic freedom, faculty support

September 9, 2018 0 comments

The University sets a very high bar for the research it publicizes.

Assistant Professor Lisa Littman’s study suggests that online forums and social media have allowed transgender identities to spread among youth.

News, Science & Research

Gender dysphoria study faces criticism

September 4, 2018 0 comments

On Aug. 22, the University published a press release on the first-ever research study to investigate “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” which was authored by Lisa Littman, assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences in the School of Public Health.

School of Public Health appoints inaugural associate dean for research

News, University News

School of Public Health appoints inaugural associate dean for research

April 25, 2018 0 comments

On April 10, Professor of Epidemiology David Savitz was announced as the inaugural associate dean for research for the School of Public Health in a community-wide email.

University expands role in National Public Health Week

News, Science & Research

University expands role in National Public Health Week

April 5, 2018 0 comments

Under the Dean of the School of Public Health Bess Marcus, Brown has increased its efforts to promote public health and educate the community.

University to establish new Master’s of Science in Global Public Health

News, University News

University to establish new Master’s of Science in Global Public Health

October 17, 2017 0 comments

A motion to establish a new master’s degree program in global public health was passed at a University faculty meeting Oct. 3.

Students collaborate at convention for progressive healthcare technologies

University News

Students collaborate at convention for progressive healthcare technologies

September 17, 2017 0 comments

A buzz of innovation and activity characterized this year’s Brown Hack Health.

University selects new School of Public Health dean

News, University News

University selects new School of Public Health dean

September 12, 2017 0 comments

Bess Marcus, founder of the University of California at San Diego’s Institute for Public Health, was named the next dean of the School of Public Health.

Findings from a new study indicate that the likelihood for women who live near major highways to have hypertension is 23 percent higher than the likelihood for women who do not live in such areas.

Science & Research

Blood pressure runs high near major roadways

October 8, 2014 3 comments

Postmenopausal women who live close to major roadways may suffer from high blood pressure more than do women in less-trafficked areas.