Center Uses Partnerships to Broaden its Public Health Impact

Center for Public Health Systems Science, Brown School, Changing systems to create healthier communities through research, evaluation & translation

From Brown School News, July 1, 2021 Although the Brown School’s Center for Public Health Systems Science tackles a wide variety of research, its two decades of nationwide success can be traced largely to a single element: collaboration. The center’s largest current project, ASPiRE, is a good example. The $11.6 million tobacco-control effort with teams from Stanford […]

Applications are open for the 2nd annual SSSI Summer Training Institute

Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute 2019 participants

The 2nd annual Systems Science for Social Impact (SSSI) Summer Training Institute will be held virtually, hosted by the Washington University’s Brown School, from August 2-6, 2021. Co-organized by instructors Ross Hammond, Matt Kasman, Ellis Ballard, Kelsey Werner, Douglas Luke, Todd Combs, Nasim Sabounchi, and Kristin Hassmiller Lich,  the 5-day workshop will train approximately 60 […]

First Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute

The 1st annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute will be held at the Washington University’s Brown School from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Co-organized by principal faculty Ross Hammond, Douglas Luke, and Peter Hovmand, the 5-day workshop will train up to 45 participants in systems science methods, especially those most useful for enhancing the […]

Communities That Most Need Tobacco Sales Restrictions Aren’t Getting Them

Content from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health publication  January 17, 2019 U.S. communities with higher smoking rates or lower excise taxes were less likely to adopt retail policies restricting tobacco sales, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers interviewed personnel from 80 county tobacco […]

Website Launch for Translational Science Benefits Model

A cross-disciplinary team, which includes members of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University’s Brown School, is pleased to share news of the launch of a new website: translationalsciencebenefits.wustl.edu. The site was […]

UNC, Stanford, WashU Receive $11.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Retail Tobacco

Content from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health publication September 13, 2018 Public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis are recipients of a five-year $11.6 million National Institutes of Health grant, Advancing Science & Practice in the Retail Environment (ASPiRE). […]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University, and Washington University in St. Louis receive 5-year, $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

Tobacco use causes nearly a half million premature deaths each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary illnesses. Most tobacco is purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, where the tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour on advertising and marketing. The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave states and localities more authority to regulate […]

CPHSS staff present at National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Speaker and panelists on stage at conference

Several CPHSS staff members had the opportunity to present at the recent National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH), held in Austin, Texas March 22-24. Posters and presentations include: Health Communications in Tobacco Prevention and Control Isaiah Zoschke, Erin Foster, Stephanie Andersen, Laura Brossart, Caitlin Ashby, and Sarah Moreland-Russell Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control […]

CPHSS publishes spring 2016 newsletter

Cover of newsletter

The Spring 2016 issue of the CPHSS Connection is now available for download. Issue highlights include: Message from Doug Luke about the concept of translation News of dissemination of several recent reports and papers Announcement of new interest group focusing on network science Download Spring 2016 CPHSS Connection.