Brandon Brown, MPH, PhD
Co-Director, CHIME Community Liaison and Recruitment Core
Brandon Brown is a Full Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine (SOM). His primary research interests include the health impacts of aging with HIV and ethical issues in HIV research. He has received funding from both private and federal organizations, working closely with community partners in every step of the research process. The first in his family to attend college, Dr. Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, followed by an MPH in epidemiology from UCLA. He then attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to earn his PhD in international health with a focus on epidemiology. After returning from his dissertation studies in Peru, he conducted postdoctoral work at UCLA. Dr. Brown received additional training as a HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholar, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Scholar, trainee at the Fordham HIV Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), and visiting scholar at the Hastings Center for Bioethics. Brandon is the Chair of the Board of Directors of TruEvolution, a non-profit organization advocating for health equity and racial justice for LGBTQ+ people; faculty advisor for the UCR Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program; a National Academy of Medicine emerging leader in health and medicine scholar, and member of the HPTN ethics working group. His recent grants focus on developing a virtual village to halt isolation of people aging with HIV, and investigating ethical payment practices in clinical research. With nearly 200 publications, Dr. Brown is an avid collaborator and he enjoys spending his free time outside in nature working in his small farm.