A Healthy Start
Revolutionary discoveries in public health have shown that childhood sets the stage for later health or disease. The range of influences includes maternal health, environmental exposures, socioeconomic status, nutrition, stress, infection, and other critical health concerns. While we know the factors that influence the health of children, there is still much to discover about effective intervention and prevention strategies to reduce childhood risks.
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
The approach to child health research at Brown is strongly interdisciplinary, involving all of the School’s academic departments, many of its research centers, and a wide array of community partners. This approach uniquely positions the School to examine the early origins of health and illness from a variety of perspectives. With support, the School would be positioned to strengthen its educational offerings in this area and to engage the broad range of faculty expertise to identify and test interventions to optimize child health and development.