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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.


New Edition of Brownson’s Acclaimed Public Health Text is Published

​Brown School and School of Medicine Professor Ross C. Brownson has updated his classic textbook, Evidence-Based Public Health, in a third edition that includes new material from around the world.

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Dean McKay Celebrates Brown School’s 10,000th Graduate

The annual Brown School Recognition Ceremony for graduates, May 18, marked two milestones: the School’s 10,000th graduate, and the first Brown School graduation ceremony for Mary M. McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School.

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May 2017 PhD Graduates

PhD Graduates Accept Significant Faculty and Research Positions

The Brown School is celebrating the successes of its newest PhD graduates, whose depth and breadth of work have earned them positions at esteemed institutions across the country.

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Study Coordinator Sherlie Jean Louise Dulience works with Jesula Orphilus, a mother participating in the study.

Social Work and Public Health Faculty Team Up for Pilot Study in Haiti

Associate Professors Trish Kohl and Lora Iannotti brought their complementary expertise to create and test an innovative nutrition and parenting intervention in Haiti. Their goal is to promote healthy growth and development among young children.

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Civil Unrest in Ferguson from the Eyes of Older Citizens

A new study by Nancy Morrow-Howell, a leading gerontologist at the Brown School, shows that issues related to safety were of highest concern to Ferguson’s older citizens following the social unrest that gripped the city in August, 2014.

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What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator developed by Mark Rank, Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.

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