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Brown, David R., MD

Title: Vice Chair, Division of Family & College of Medicine Community Medicine; and Associate Professor

Office: AHC2 593

Phone: 305-348-1476

Email: drbrown@fiu.edu

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Education: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society



Dr. David R. Brown is board certified in Family Medicine. After completing his residency in 1994, Dr. Brown began his career in academic medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He subsequently held faculty appointments at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and then the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2001 before joining Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) in March 2009. Dr. Brown is the founding Chief of Family Medicine in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. In April 2011, he was appointed Chair of Family Medicine at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, where he directs the developing Family Medicine Residency. He is Co-founder of the Historic Overtown Public Health Empowerment (HOPE) Collaborative and co-editor of The Overtown Cookbook. His research includes a phenomenological study of interprofessional collaboration and a participatory research study of health disparities in Miami, FL. At FIU HWCOM, Dr. Brown has facilitated an interprofessional faculty team in developing the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELPTM (Health Education Learning Program) clinical and education programs and the longitudinal Family Medicine curriculum, integrating clinical, social, and behavioral sciences through class work, small groups, clinical skills training, and an interprofessional community oriented primary care program.

Education and Training

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Natividad Medical Center, University of California at San Francisco, Salinas, California
  • Fellowship, Participatory Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Specialty

  • Family Medicine

Select Publications

  • Brown, DR, Brewster, LG, Commentary. The food environment is a complex social network. Soc Sci Med. 2015 May;133:202-4. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.058. Epub 2015 Apr 1. PMID: 25863975.
  • Rock JA, Acuña JM, Lozano JM, Martinez IL, Greer PJ Jr, Brown DR, Brewster L, Simpson JL. Health impact of an academic-community partnership for medical education: evaluation of a novel student-based home visitation program. South Med J. 2014; 107(4):203-11. (PMID: 24937510 | DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0000000000000080)
  • Brown DR, Hernández A, Saint-Jean G, Evans S, Tafari I, Brewster LG, Celestin MJ, Gómez-Estefan C, Regalado F, Akal S, Nierenberg B, Kauschinger ED, Schwartz R, Page JB. A participatory action research pilot study of urban health disparities using rapid assessment response and evaluation. Am J Public Health. 2008;98(1):28-38.
  • Brown D, Mechaber A, Trapido E, Mites Campbell M, Marcus E, Aftab A, et al. Tobacco Cessation Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). MedEdPORTAL;2009. Available at: http://services.aamc.org/30/mededportal/servlet/s/segment/mededportal/?subid=5102.
  • Brown D, Celestin M, Spruill T, Hernández A, Brewster L, Brewster C, Akal S, Page J. The development of a cultural competency observational tool. Medical Teacher. 2010.32(6)536-7.
  • Brown D, Jennings A, Brewster L, Thomas E, Morton A, Rivera T, Burke M, et al. (2010) The Overtown Cookbook. CES4Health.info. 2011.
  • Brown D, Brewster CD, Karides M, Lukas LA. The phenomenon of collaboration: A phenomenologic study of collaboration between family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology departments at an academic medical center. The Qualitative Report.Vol 16; No 3. 2011:657-681. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR16-3/brown.pdf.
  • Moeller J, Hyderi A, Brown D. Reconciling Entrustment and Competence. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. [In Press]
  • Obeso V, Brown D, Aiyer M, Barron B, Bull J, Carter T, Emery M, Gillespie C, Hormann M, Hyderi A, Lupi C, Schwartz M, Uthman M, Vasilevskis EE, Yingling S, Phillipi C, eds.; for Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Program. Toolkits for the 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges; 2017. aamc.org/initiatives/coreepas/publicationsandpresentations.
  • Brown D, Green M, Lupi C, Obeso V, Hyderi A, Cutrer B, Warren H, Carney P, Phillipi C, on behalf of the Core EPA Pilot Group. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Core Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) Supervisory Language Task Force Executive Summary. Available at https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/coreepas/publicationsandpresentations/.
  • Greer PJ, Brown DR, Brewster LG, Lage OG, Esposito KF, Whisenant EB, Anderson FG, Castellanos NK, Stefano TA, Rock JA. Socially Accountable Medical Education: An Innovative Approach at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Academic Medicine. June 2017. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001811. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Brown, DR, Warren JB, Hyderi A, Drusin RE, Moeller J, Rosenfeld M, Orlander PR, Yingling S, Call S, Terhune K, Bull J, Englander R, Wagner DP. Finding a Path to Entrustment in Undergraduate Medical Education. A Progress Report from the Entrustment Concept Group of the AAMC Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency Pilot. Academic Medicine. 2017 Jun;92(6):774-779. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001544.
  • Brown, DR, Gillespie, CC, Warren, JB. EPA 9—Collaborate as a Member of an Interprofessional Team: a Short Communication from the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Schools. Medical Science Educator. 2016;26(3):457-461. doi: 10.1007/s40670-016-0273-4
  • Brogan Hartlieb K, Engle B, Obeso V, Pedoussaut MA, Merlo LJ, Brown DR. Advanced patient-centered communication for health behavior change: motivational interviewing workshops for medical learners. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10455. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10455
  • Brown, DR, Brewster, LG, Commentary. The food environment is a complex social network. Soc Sci Med. 2015 May;133:202-4. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.058. Epub 2015 Apr 1. PMID: 25863975.
  • Rock JA, Acuña JM, Lozano JM, Martinez IL, Greer PJ Jr, Brown DR, Brewster L, Simpson JL. Health impact of an academic-community partnership for medical education: evaluation of a novel student-based home visitation program. South Med J. 2014; 107(4):203-11. (PMID: 24937510 | DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0000000000000080)
  • Brown D, Jennings A, Brewster L, Thomas E, Morton A, Rivera T, Burke M, et al. (2010) The Overtown Cookbook. info. 2011.
  • Brown D, Brewster CD, Karides M, Lukas LA. The phenomenon of collaboration: A phenomenologic study of collaboration between family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology departments at an academic medical center. The Qualitative Report. Vol 16; No 3. 2011:657-681. http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR16-3/brown.pdf.
  • Brown D, Celestin M, Spruill T, Hernández A, Brewster L, Brewster C, Akal S, Page J. The development of a cultural competency observational tool. Medical Teacher. 2010.32(6)536-7.
  • Brown DR, Hernández A, Saint-Jean G, Evans S, Tafari I, Brewster LG, Celestin MJ, Gómez-Estefan C, Regalado F, Akal S, Nierenberg B, Kauschinger ED, Schwartz R, Page JB. A participatory action research pilot study of urban health disparities using rapid assessment response and evaluation. Am J Public Health. 2008;98(1):28-38.

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Education
  • Community Oriented Primary Care
  • Intercultural Competencies
  • Collaboration
  • Health Equity