Brown Creates School of Public Health
The Corporation of Brown University has approved creation of a School of Public
Health in July. The new school will allow Brown’s already strong research and
teaching in public health to expand further. Terrie “Fox” Wetle, associate dean of
medicine for public health, will serve as the school’s inaugural dean. Her first
task is to gain national accreditation, which should take about two years.
“Areas of public health inquiry and action, such as addiction, geriatrics,
epidemiology, health behavior, and biostatistical analysis are of vital social
importance as matters of health and policy,” said Brown President Christina
Paxson. “Brown is widely known for excellence in these areas and more. With this
vote to elevate the program to the status of a school, the University provides our
public health faculty and students with an even greater ability to realize their
potential as leaders and scholars.
Center for Statistical Sciences
Our mission is to foster research and statistical education at the Division of Biology and Medicine and
the University at large. Center faculty and staff conduct methodologic research in Biostatistics and
interdisciplinary research in a broad range of areas of Medicine, Public Health, and Biology.
The Center is part of the Public Health Program at Brown and is co-located with the newly founded
Department of Biostatistics.