Dr. Lawrence Brown

Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 210
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 T. Brown, is the grandson of Mississippi Delta sharecroppers and preachers. He is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas and moved to Baltimore in the fall of 2010. He is a racial equity consultant, a co-founder of the lead poisoning awareness initiative #BmoreLEADfree, and an associate professor at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy. His research addresses the impact of historical trauma on community health.

He served on the board of Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in West Baltimore's Upton community for 5 years. In June 2018, he was honored by OSI Baltimore with a Bold Thinker award for his contribution to the discourse in Baltimore regarding racial segregation and Baltimore Apartheid. He is currently wrapping up a book entitled The Black Butterfly: Why We Must Make Black Neighborhoods Matter to be published in 2019.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS

Thorpe, Jr., RJ, Griffith D, Bruce M, Brown L.T. 2017. Addressing Racism's Effects on African American Males from the Womb to Classroom. Chapter 2 (pages 13-26). In N. Finigan-Carr (Ed.) Linking Health and Education for African American Students' Success. New York: Routledge.

Brown L.T. 2015. Down to the Wire: Displacement and Disinvestment in Baltimore City. In: The 2015 State of Black Baltimore: Still Separate, Still Unequal. Greater Baltimore Urban League.

Louissaint N., Brown L.T. 2015. Black Baltimore and Blue Babies: Digging Deeper into the Social Determinants of Health and Transforming Clinical Trials. In: The 2015 State of Black Baltimore: Still Separate, Still Unequal. Greater Baltimore Urban League.
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Brown L.T. 2017. The Movement for Black Lives vs. The Black Church. Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. 4(1): 7-17.

Edwards L. V., Lindong I., Brown L.T., Hawkins A., Dennis S., Fajobi O., Rowel R., Braithewaite R., Sydnor K. 2017. None of Us Will Get Out of Here Alive: Intersections of Perceived Risk for HIV, Risk Behaviors, and Survival Expectations. The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 28(2 Suppl): 48-68.

Brown L.T., Bachelder A., Bryan I.V. and Sherrell A., Gomez M.B. 2016. The Rise of Anchor Institutions and the Threat to Community Health: Protecting Community Wealth, Building Community Power. Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. 3(1): 79- 100.

Pratt-Harris N.C., Sinclair M.M., Williams N.R., Bragg C., Ture K., Smith B.D., Marshall I.,Brown L.T. 2016. Police Involved Homicide of Unarmed Black Males: Reflections of Black Scholars in the Midst of the April 2015 Baltimore Uprising. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 26(3-4): 377-389.

Brown L.T. 2015. Collective Punishment Reveals White Supremacist Theology. The Journal of Southern Religion. Volume 17. Link: http://jsreligion.org/issues/vol17/Brown.html.

White-Means S.I., Hufstader M., Dong Z., Brown L.T. 2009. 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.

NEWSPRINT & MAGAZINE ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Brown, L.T. More Injustice in Baltimore. New York Times. June 23, 2016.

Sydnor K.D., Brown L.T. Tearing Down Vacants and Building up Baltimore. The Baltimore City Paper. April 13, 2016.

Brown L.T. Make Black Neighborhoods Matter. Urbanite: Truth, Reconciliation, and Baltimore. November 9, 2015.

Brown L.T. The Ghost of King Leopold II Still Haunts Us: Belgium Colonization and the Ignition of the HIV Global Pandemic. Media Diversified. April 20, 2015.