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Enola Proctor 

“I am often asked about my role as a social worker, leading a field that engages medicine, psychology, business, engineering, public health and nursing. I respond that social workers are naturals for implementation science. We understand the complexities of change at the community, organizational, provider, and client levels, and we know how to bring people together to solve hard problems.”

Social work and public health students at the Brown School are united by a passion to help others.  Gain the knowledge to make great change happen.


Brown School, WashU to celebrate King’s legacy Monday

How does President-elect Trump’s agenda impact MLK’s Dream? That question will drive the Brown School’s 2017 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, organized by the Brown School’s Black Student Union and Diversity Committee.

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Grinstein-Weiss Visits Israel to Promote Savings for Every Child Legislation

In December, Grinstein-Weiss met with researchers and leaders from the National Insurance Institute, Bank of Israel, Ministry of Finance, and other stakeholders implementing and researching the new CDA law.

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First Class Meal

‘First Class Meal’ Envisions USPS Collaboration to Feed Los Angeles

A multi-disciplinary team of WashU students has advanced to the final round of the Urban SOS challenge, a global competition in urban design. Their solution partners with the U.S. Postal Service to address nutrition and food access in LA.

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New Grants Support a Deeper Understanding of Medicaid Outcomes

The Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change has awarded research grants to five members of the faculty at the Brown School and the School of Medicine to investigate key questions for healthcare in Medicaid populations.

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WashU Receives Gates Foundation Award for Nutrition Study

​Dr. Lora Ianotti, Associate Professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a nutrition study in Ecuador.

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1 in 3 Children Investigated for Abuse/Neglect by 18

The first academic study to estimate the cumulative lifetime risk of a child mistreatment investigation reveals that prior to their 18th birthday, 37 percent of U.S. children are the subject of an investigated child maltreatment report.

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