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Bloomberg School's Brown Scholars pursue public health equity

Posted January 3, 2018

Longtime supporters of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sylvia and Eddie Brown knew well the institution's high regard throughout the country and the world. But they wanted to make sure the school was having a similar impact in its own back yard and other urban areas. With that goal in mind, they established the Brown Community Health Scholars program, which provides select doctoral students with tuition, a stipend, research support, and faculty mentorship. Since then, the program has graduated more than a dozen alumni.

Current and former scholars have studied ways to improve breast cancer screening programs among black Medicare beneficiaries, increase the availablity of healthy food options in inner cities, and pursue justice for communities exposed to hazardous pollution. Discover more about the Brown Scholars program and the impact its alumni are making on the Bloomberg School's website.

Doctoral scholarship funding is an area of critical need for the Bloomberg School. To learn more about how you can join the Browns in supporting these students, please contact Eric Schonewald, senior director of development.