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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.


Students Engage in Policy Training on Capitol Hill

With Capitol Hill as their classroom, 23 Brown School students spent Spring Break immersed in policy education and training in Washington, D.C.

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David Patterson: More Must Be Done to Address Opioid Crisis

Trump’s proposed budget aims to address the opioid crisis with a $500 million increase in prevention and treatment, but it isn’t enough to address the issue, says Associate Professor David Patterson.

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Employer-Based Financial Wellness Programs Project Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

Over the next two years, the Brown School’s Center for Social Development will conduct a large-scale intervention study to assess implementation effectiveness and employee financial security outcomes of employer-based financial wellness programs.

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Brown Alumni and Friends Honored at Annual Awards

Eight awardees were honored at the 34th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The event highlights Brown School graduates and supporters who work in diverse ways for positive change around the globe.

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Overweight Mothers Underestimate their Children’s Weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Student Spotlight: Donnatesa Dean

A second-year MPH student specializing in Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Donnatesa Dean has worked closely with the For the Sake of All initiative to help expand school-based health centers.

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