Brown’s Impact on Health and Medicine in Rhode Island

Brown’s Impact on Health and Medicine in RI

Improving Health for Rhode Island Patients and Communities

One of Brown University’s core priorities is to serve our local communities in Providence and Rhode Island through contributions to medicine and population health. As a research university with the only schools of medicine and public health in the state, Brown contributes to improved medical care, patient outcomes and solutions for pressing health challenges for communities across Rhode Island through its Warren Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health and affiliated programs.

This website is dedicated to the many ways Brown makes a major impact in the community and state that we call home. To learn more about how Brown’s research and discoveries benefit science, the nation, society and the world beyond Rhode Island, we encourage you to visit the websites for the medical school, school of public health, Carney Institute for Brain Science and other academic centers across the University.

Medical Education

Brown has a 50-year track record for strengthening the quality of the health care workforce in Rhode Island by training, recruiting and retaining top physicians that practice in the state.

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Research Serving Patients and Families

Brown researchers and physician-scientists are making discoveries that transform care for Rhode Island patients and their families in real ways every day, including the areas of cancer treatment, addiction and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Population Health and Primary Care

Brown works to improve patient access to care and to address social determinants of health, tackling issues like the pandemic, lead paint exposure, food insecurity, opioid use, addiction, reproductive health and other issues affecting Rhode Island by using data-informed approaches.

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Medical School

Economic Development

Brown contributes to Rhode Island’s economic development by attracting federal grants and commercial investments in biomedical and health research and innovation.

Centers of Excellence in Medicine, Health and BioMedical Research