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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.


Public Health Challenge: Reducing Gun Violence in St. Louis

Washington University’s Institute for Public Health and Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted a three-day immersive public health challenge at the Brown School.

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Post-Dispatch runs ‘Grand Challenges’ questions on day of debate

To contribute to public discourse on how to make the nation more equitable, safe and livable for everyone, Michael Sherraden and Richard P. Barth submitted the opinion piece “12 Questions for the Presidential Debate” to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Brownson Receives APHA Award for Excellence

Ross Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School and director of the Prevention Research Center, has received the American Public Health Association Award for Excellence for his work as a scholar, leader and public-health practitioner.

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Inside the CEO Prepares Future Human Service Leaders

​The Brown School Professional Development series is offering a unique workshop designed to train current managers to become CEOs.

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Poverty Risk Tool

New Poverty Numbers Don’t Give True Picture of American Poor

New tool allows Americans to estimate their personal risk of poverty in the future.

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Cost of Incarceration in the U.S. more than $1 trillion

New study from the Brown School finds the cost of incarceration in the United States exceeds $1 trillion, or six percent of gross domestic product.

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