University of California, Riverside

Center for Healthy Communities



Brandon Brown


Brandon Brown

Assistant Professor, Center for Healthy Communities
Ph.D.,Johns Hopkins bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
M.P.H., Epidemiology, UCLA, 2006

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown is a health services researcher and assistant professor in the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. He is responsible for creating new initiatives within the center and partnering with local community centers and public health practitioners to build a robust research portfolio.

His research interests include the global impact, stigma, and ethics of human papillomavirus virus (HPV) and HIV. He is a 2015 HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholar.

Brown arrived at UCR in July 2015 after working for four years at the University of California, Irvine. His research activities included work on HIV and HPV-related disease, cancer prevention among underserved populations in Peru, Mexico and Nigeria. He was director of the Global Health Research Education and Translation (GHREAT) program and a faculty mentor for the California Alliance for Minority Participation program.

He earned his bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, followed by a M.P.H. in epidemiology from UCLA. He then attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to earn his Ph.D. in international health, conducting his postdoctoral work in global health back at UCLA.

Brown is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the International Society of Vaccines, the Global Health Council, APHA, and the UC Global Health Institute. He has authored over 70 publications and is a regular reviewer for high impact journals.

Selected Publications

  • Brown B, Monsour M, Klausner K, Galea J. Sociodemographic and Behavioral Correlates of Anogenital Warts and Human Papilloma Virus -Related Knowledge Among Men who have Sex with Men and Transwomen in Lima, Peru. STD 2015; 42(4):198-201.
  • Brown B, Davtyan M, Fisher C. Peruvian FSW ethical perspectives on their participation in an HPV vaccine clinical trial. Ethics and Behavior 2015; 25(2): 115-128.
  • Brown B, Davtyan M, Galea J, Chow E, Leon S, Klausner J. The role of human papillomavirus in human immunodeficiency virus acquisition in men who have sex with men: a review of the literature. Viruses-Special Issue on HPV 2012; 4(12):3851-8.
  • Brown B, Blas M, Cabral A, Carcamo C, Gravitt P, Halsey N. Randomized trial of HPV4 vaccine assessing the response to HPV4 vaccine in two schedules among Peruvian female sex workers. Vaccine. 2012 Mar 6;30(13):2309-14
  • Petros G, Airhihenbuwa CO, Simbayi L, Ramlagan S, Brown B. HIV/AIDS and OTHERING in South Africa: The Blame Goes On.  Culture, Health and Sexuality 2006; 8(1): 67-77.

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