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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.


Sean Joe

Screening for suicide risk among urban children vitally important

A new study from the Brown School finds screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important.

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High schoolers tackle systems of gun violence

This summer, teens from 19 St. Louis City and County high schools came together at the Brown School to explore gun violence through the lens of system dynamics.

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Shootings by police near Minneapolis and Baton Rouge reopen old wounds

On St. Louis Public Radio, Assistant Professor Darrell Hudson discusses the fear and danger affecting the African American Community following shootings by police in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge.

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Dean Mary M. McKay Begins Brown School Tenure

Mary M. McKay, a scholar and leader whose work unites social work, public health and public policy, assumed the deanship of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, 2016.

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Legislators who prioritize fighting cancer more likely to base decisions on research

​State legislators who prioritize cancer control may be more receptive to basing their decisions on research evidence than policy makers interested in other issues, finds a new study from the Brown School.

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Brown School Announces Heather Cameron as the new Michael B. Kaufman Professor of Practice in Social Entrepreneurship

After a global search, the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis has appointed Heather Cameron as the inaugural Michael B. Kaufman Professor of Practice in Social Entrepreneurship.

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