Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

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Our Vision

A better and more equitable society.

Our Mission

To engage multidisciplinary faculty, staff and students to create a better and more equitable society through leading rigorous science, transformative education and authentic partnerships.

Message from the Dean

Dean Dorian Traube of the Brown School

The Brown School has a rich tradition of excellence in social work, public health and social policy where passionate students, innovative faculty, and committed staff collaborate on problem-solving research and advancing interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Brown School is a leader among schools of social work and programs of public health because of its dedication to equity and impact. It is a place where our faculty, staff, students and alumni can do their best work locally, nationally and globally to work toward solving society’s greatest challenges. We are strongly committed to driving equity through rigorous science, transformative education and collaborative partnerships.

Our foundation is built on the strength of Washington University and the deep ties to the local and global communities we serve. Our current strategic plan — Driving Equity 2030 — aims to advance social, economic, health, environmental and racial justice. Whether you are a prospective student, an alumna, a researcher, a practitioner, or a community member, we welcome you to our community and invite you to join us in our work toward the elimination of social and health disparities in the St. Louis region, the nation, and the world.


Dorian Traube
Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School and Professor

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Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis
MSC 1196-251-46
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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