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Topic: Public health

While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 0 comments

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

March 11, 2020 1 comment

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the ever-heightening accompanying international concern, the University has announced and implemented a number of public health measures.

Asthma impacts Providence kids’ daily lives

Metro, News

Asthma impacts Providence kids’ daily lives

March 4, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Asthma in Providence

Dr. Sarah Rhoads MD’16 RES’20, a University practitioner who is a resident at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, has several tricks up her sleeve for helping children who come into the hospital with asthma exacerbations.

Childhood asthma burdens Providence’s low-income communities

Metro, News

Childhood asthma burdens Providence’s low-income communities

February 19, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Asthma in Providence

In November 2018, Mónica Huertas’ daughter, a pre-school student, was discharged from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence after spending two days in the pediatric intensive care unit for asthma exacerbations.

State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

Metro, News

State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

April 24, 2019 0 comments

On an August night in 2018 in Portsmouth, RI, seven high school sophomores were playing video games and eating whipped cream in their friend’s basement, discussing how to write their suicide prevention proposals into law. 

Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

Metro, News

Rhode Island bans vaping in public spaces

September 13, 2018 1 comment

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 53 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 74 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 7 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.