Beginning in the fall of 2022, the Health Equity Scholars program has included a number of exceptional Rhode Islanders who are pursuing a master of public health degree. This expansion of the HES program is one element of Brown’s commitment to improve public health in our community. By investing in a network of local rising leaders, Brown will help to reduce the health disparities that disproportionately impact our most vulnerable neighbors.
Brown is making a commitment to Rhode Islanders by providing financial support, mentorship, leadership development, and academic and career advice. Those chosen for the program are asked to make a comparable commitment through service to the community. Scholars from Rhode Island will focus their practicum and their master’s thesis on a local public health issue. In addition, upon completing their studies, Scholars are expected to work in Rhode Island, or for the clear and specific benefit of the people of Rhode Island, for a minimum of two years.