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Topic: Public health

Jha purposely used multiple different forms of communication, from Twitter to television, to reach a broader audience when discussing the coronavirus pandemic.

News, University News

Dean Jha named one of World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

July 18, 2021 0 comments

While an undergraduate at Columbia studying economics — long before he would be named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine — Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, was a pre-med student in part because his parents “really wanted” him to go to medical school.

Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

Op-eds, Opinions

Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

June 7, 2021 1 comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply harmed Rhode Island’s economy and a quarter of households are now experiencing hunger. Even as businesses start to reopen, an unprecedented number of Rhode Islanders still rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families, and food bank usage grew by 26 percent in the past year.

Ivy Plus universities will all require COVID-19 vaccinations for students in the fall, but are so far adopting different policies towards faculty and staff.

News, University News

University’s peer institutions announce COVID-19 vaccination requirements

May 27, 2021 5 comments

More schools are announcing a vaccine requirement for students returning to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, signaling a return to normalcy.

Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

February 16, 2021 4 comments

“When the pandemic is over” has been our country’s wishful refrain throughout the course of COVID-19 — but at every stage of the crisis, the “when” has changed. In the naive days of March and April, we thought we’d gain normalcy by summer.

Biological manifestations of childhood adversity explored in virtual seminar

News, Science & Research

Biological manifestations of childhood adversity explored in virtual seminar

November 16, 2020 0 comments

When she was a psychiatry resident at Rhode Island Hospital and Butler Hospital, Audrey R. Tyrka noticed one common thread among her patients suffering from mood and substance disorders: childhood adversity. 

Panelists highlighted the need for more effective dissemination of public health information in order to restore public trust in data and science following the spread of misinformation during the Trump administration.

News, University News

University medical experts talk public health, 2020 election

November 8, 2020 0 comments

At a virtual event Thursday, University public health and medical experts discussed the impact of the pandemic on the 2020 election and public health’s lasting importance at the federal, community and individual levels moving into the next presidential administration.

Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

October 27, 2020 1 comment

The world is coming to terms with COVID-19 and establishing a “new normal” for continuing with everyday life. Naturally, many people — especially in countries hardest hit like the United States — are wondering if there is an end in sight to the pandemic.

Dr. Ashish Jha shares a photo on twitter, capturing his excitement to work across departments in promoting global public health.

News, University News

Public health leader Ashish Jha begins as dean of Brown University School of Public Health

September 14, 2020 1 comment

In his new role as the Dean of the School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha will use his expertise to advance public health at Brown by building upon its strategic plan and ensuring academic excellence within Brown’s interdisciplinary environment.

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

News, University News

Data-driven decisions: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Between monitoring the statewide and national numbers, securing adequate and timely testing and ensuring ample space for quarantining and isolating community members, the decision to reopen Brown’s campus to more students and return to in-person instruction amid a pandemic was multi-layered.

Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

News, University News

Monitoring, responding to COVID-19 changes: Ashish Jha and Russell Carey discuss students’ return to Brown

September 13, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Although the University has decided to welcome more students back to College Hill and classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is continuing to monitor the situation and willing to make changes to its approach.