July 1, 2013

School of Public Health Opened

In July 2013, the new Brown School of Public Health officially opened and began a two-year accreditation process. The transformation from the Public Health Program made the School of Public Health Brown’s third professional school, along with the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering. At the opening, founding Dean Dr. Terrie "Fox" Wetle cited Brown’s strengths: “understanding, preventing and treating misuse of alcohol and other substances; in encouraging healthy behaviors by addressing physical activity, diet and tobacco use; and in improving health care delivery by studying service use, identifying the most appropriate evidence-based interventions and examining the impact of changes in health policy.”