Dr. Lawrence Brown

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 209
Phone: 
443-885-4015
Email: 
lawrence.brown@morgan.edu
Education:

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy, Baltimore, MD
Area of specialization: Community-based Participatory Research

2006-2010 PhD, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Dissertation: The Multilevel, Multicultural, and Multi-temporal Ecosocial Framework of Population Health: How Neighborhoods, Culture, and History Impact Health Outcomes and Produce Health Disparities

2004-2006 MA, Public Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Master's Thesis: Neighborhood Revitalization and the South Post Oak Action Network

1997-2001 BA, African American Studies, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Education:

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy, Baltimore, MD
Area of specialization: Community-based Participatory Research

2006-2010 PhD, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Dissertation: The Multilevel, Multicultural, and Multi-temporal Ecosocial Framework of Population Health: How Neighborhoods, Culture, and History Impact Health Outcomes and Produce Health Disparities

2004-2006 MA, Public Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Master's Thesis: Neighborhood Revitalization and the South Post Oak Action Network

1997-2001 BA, African American Studies, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Lawrence Brown is the grandson of sharecroppers who lived in the Mississippi Delta and is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas. Lawrence enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with a degree in African American Studies in May 2001. During his tenure at Morehouse College, Lawrence was active in community projects dealing with community revitalization and started an afterschool program for Atlanta Housing Authority children. Due to his interest in gentrification and public housing demolition, Lawrence enrolled in the University of Houston's Master of Public Administration program in 2004. After graduating from the University of Houston in June 2006, Lawrence began work on his doctorate in Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and graduated in May 2011.

After serving two years as a Kellogg Health Scholar at Morgan State University, Lawrence was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Morgan State School of Community Health and Policy in January 2013. His scholarly work focuses on 1) the intersection of masculinity, racism, and health, 2) the impact of residential displacement and financial disinvestment on community health, and 3) understanding ethics and economic development in the domain of global health. In 2013, Lawrence was selected to serve on the board of the Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in West Baltimore. He is also engaged in Baltimore communities as an activist for equitable redevelopment and is a frequent guest on the Marc Steiner Show (88.9 FM).

White-Means S.I., Hufstader M., Dong Z., Brown L.T. Cultural Competency, Race and Skintone Bias Among Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medical Students: Implications for Addressing Health Disparities. Medical Care Research and Review. 66(4).436-455:2009.

Works in Progress

Brown L.T., Sydnor K.D., Headen G., Purnell L., Johnson D. You're the Quarterback: A Metaphorical Frame to Improve Employment, Health, and Wellness Outcomes among African American Males.

Brown L.T., White-Means S.I., and Braud T.L. The System is Sick: A Proposal to Cure the Health Care System to Effectively Address Health Disparities.

Brown L.T., Wingate L., Hong S.H., White-Means S.I., Ozdenerol E., Thorpe R., Hickson D. Diabetes Onset and the M3 Ecosocial Framework: Pathway to Diagnosis in the Jackson Heart Study

Brown L.T., Elias, E. Analyzing Legal Action to Curb Toxic Air Pollution in Shelby County, Tennessee: Are the Recent Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice Consent Decrees Enough?