Brown’s School of Public Health has a vision: a world free of cancer, AIDS, and obesity-related diseases; a world in which health care is excellent and accessible for all; a world of vigorous older adults and healthy, fit children.
After 10 years as a successful program, the newly created Brown University School of Public Health has become a powerhouse of research and teaching focused on the world’s most pressing health issues. Our faculty and students are testing treatments for AIDS, studying how environmental toxins increase cancer risk, and developing methods to improve health care and contain cost. They are focused on understanding healthy aging, searching for the root causes of asthma, autism, and diabetes in children, and working to identify, prevent, and effectively treat alcohol and other drug use problems.
A School of Public Health
Organization as a school came after more than a decade of strategic planning and targeted investment in Brown's Public Health scholarship, including new faculty recruitment, new masters and doctoral degree programs, and four new departments. The School now has three distinguishing features: the tenet that we learn public health by doing public health; the ethos of service to others; and a focus on training professionals who can collect, analyze, and apply data that informs public policy. Further support will enable the program to accelerate research, attract the very best faculty and students, and compete for the grants and contracts open only to accredited schools of public health.
The Next Leap Forward
Brown's School of Public Health is poised to be a prominent leader in education and research. Your generous support will further elevate it and advance its aim of improving human health, now and for decades to come.