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The Brown University School of Public Health takes a “lifelong health” approach to improving people’s lives. It begins before conception, through research on environmental exposures that affect fertility and cause birth defects. It continues through the prime of life: public health at Brown targets the behavioral choices that threaten well-being—tobacco and substance abuse, obesity, risky sexual behaviors—and encourage wellness and healthy aging—physical activity, nutrition, injury prevention. And at the end of life, Brown researchers advocate for a patient-centered, research-based approach to terminal illness that considers a person’s values and beliefs. This work has an impact on people around the world thanks to partnerships forged locally and globally, from Providence’s South Side to South Africa.

The School of Public Health’s 12 nationally renowned research centers and institutes focus training and research on key areas including evidence based medicine, HIV/AIDS, statistical sciences, global health, primary care, preventive medicine, and community health. The centers’ interdisciplinary nature gives them a broad, influential voice in the national dialogue, and offers students meaningful opportunities to conduct research and effect change.

We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, highly motivated, and committed to the study of public health. Students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and fields of study are welcome to apply.
Our graduate programs are structured along four public health disciplines:
• Biostatistics
• Epidemiology
• Behavioral and social health sciences
• Health services research

We offer comprehensive course work leading to the ScM, AM, and PhD in biostatistics; the ScM, AM and PhD in behavioral and social health sciences; the ScM and PhD in epidemiology; the PhD in health services research; ScM in clinical and translational research and the master of public health (MPH).