Bringing her folding chair to the table
Nisha Patel, MSW ’98, has spent more than two decades at the forefront of the philanthropic and political landscape, leading and implementing initiatives that increase economic opportunities for families with low income.
Brown School student named Presidential Management Fellows finalist
Katie Allen, a dual-degree master’s student studying social work and social policy at the Brown School, has been named a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows Program, the federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree holders.
New book explores ways to combat economic injustice in America
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.
In Afghanistan, poverty, lack of education associated with dementia
In a newly published study, poverty was closely associated with higher rates of dementia among older adults in Afghanistan. Jean-Francois Trani, an associate professor at the Brown School, led the research.
Traube appointed dean of Brown School
Dorian Traube, a professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, has been appointed as the next dean of the Brown School, effective Aug. 1, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Brown School students receive CEESP fellowships from CUNY School of Medicine
Two Brown School students have been awarded the prestigious Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations fellowship from the City University of New York School of Medicine.
Reis hosts Lancet meeting on climate change, health
Rodrigo Reis, a professor of public health and interim co-dean of the Brown School, recently led a three-day writing retreat for public health scholars as part of The Lancet series on physical activity and public health.
Medicaid expansion improves childhood cancer survival
Medicaid expansion may improve outcomes for children with cancer, finds a new analysis from the Brown School and the School of Medicine. Researchers found there was a 1.5% increase in overall survival after 2014 in states that expanded access to Medicaid compared with states that did not.
Thompson receives National Cancer Institute grant to study cancer patients, caregivers
Tess Thompson, research assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study unmet social needs of cancer patients and their caregivers, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for both.
Edmond elected to social work society
Tonya Edmond, a professor and interim co-dean at the Brown School, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) for 2023. The AASWSW is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare.
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