Pediatric neuro-oncologist Stephen Gilheeney ’95 MMSc’97 MD’99 works with children and families affected by brain and spinal cord tumors. Although COVID-19 has changed the way he practices, he credits his experience at Brown—both as an undergraduate and in the Warren Alpert Medical School—with helping him become an exceptional physician.
Several faculty members across disciplines have shifted their research and community engagement efforts to focus specifically on COVID-19. Through their expertise and collaboration, they're providing a guide for addressing both the immediate and future effects of this global health and economic crisis.
By 2040, approximately one in five people in the U.S. will be 65 years old or older. As Americans are increasingly dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s, Brown researchers are trying to understand why aging occurs in an attempt to meet the country’s growing health care needs.
Growing up in a low-income area, Francisco Marquez MPH’20 saw firsthand the effects of health care inequity. Thanks to a fellowship, he's able to fully focus on research and community work to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged communities.
As a practicing emergency physician, Dr. Megan Ranney MPH’10 RES’08 believes that the emergency department is where you can change a patient’s health care trajectory. And technology is her tool of choice.
Librarian and first-generation alumna Leonilda Gervasi, Class of 1921, left Brown a modest gift through her estate. Since then, there have been more than 30 Gervasi Scholars — and this number continues to grow. Learn more about the transformative power of planned giving.
From climate trackers to voting systems, online security to racial bias in policing, the DSI—through director Bjorn Sandstede—is bringing Brown’s experts together to better understand (and improve) our world.