Community Health Concentration
An academic concentration is the focal point for a student's undergraduate educational experience at Brown. It is an in-depth study centering on a discipline or disciplines, a problem or a theme, or a broad question. All students must request, in writing, admission to a concentration program.
How to Declare Community Health as a Concentration
- Set up a time to meet with the Academic Program Manager
- Review the Community Health Concentration Course requirements.
- Fill out the Concentrators worksheet including courses you have taken and those you would like to take to fulfill the concentration requirements. If you are considering the AB/MPH program, please review and fill out the AB-MPH Planning Worksheet. These forms will be the basis for talking to you about your plans. Print a copy of the form(s) and bring it with you to your initial meeting with the Academic Program Manager.
- Meet with the Academic Program Manager to discuss your concentration plans. Be sure any questions that you have are answered. 4th-semester students: Schedule this meeting early, preferably before the first week of March. Remember, April 1 is the University deadline for all 4th-semester students to file a concentration. Any student who does not have an approved concentration on file will be blocked from pre-registering for Fall courses.
- Declare your concentration using the online declaration process. CLICK HERE and then select the ASK (Advising Sidekick) quick link. Log into the secure area and then click on the "Declarations” tab. This will give you entrance to the necessary information.
- Meet with the Concentration Advisor, after you declare, to obtain answers to any remaining questions and finalize the concentration plan.
- Once finalized, the Concentration Advisor will approve the concentration plan online using Advising Sidekick.
Community Health Concentration Advisor and Honors Advisor
Susan Masterson Allen, PhD
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
121 S. Main Street, room 619
Providence, RI 02912
phone: (401) 863-3818
Academic Program Manager
Sarah Hemond, MSW
121 S. Main Street, Room 435
Providence, RI 02912
phone: (401) 863-3681