Lawrence  Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management- Environmental Health Sciences



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

2006-2010             PhD, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

2004-2006            MA, Public Administration, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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


Academic and Research Activities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Morgan State University, W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Baltimore, MD

Research Assistant, CHEER NIH Exploratory Health Disparities Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Selected Publications

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.

 In Preparation

 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? 


 Brown L.T. (2010, February). Failing Our Children: Racial Disparities in Academic Performance and Disproportionate Spending in the West Memphis School District.