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Brown, David R., MD

Interim Chair, Associate Professor

Office: AHC2 593

Phone: 305-348-1476


Dr. David R. Brown is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He leads the team that developed the award-winning Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), an interprofessional, community-engaging program that integrates social and behavioral care with primary care.

Dr. Brown helped launch the first Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine graduate medical education program—the West Kendall Baptist Hospital-FIU Family Medicine Residency.

His research employs qualitative, mixed, and participatory methods in the study of social determinants of health, competency-based education, population health, and integrating social and behavioral services into health care. Dr. Brown currently serves as chair of the entrustment workgroup of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Core Entrustable Professional Activities Pilot.

Education and Training

BS, Humanities and Science, BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991
Residency, Family Medicine, Natividad Medical Center, University of California at San Francisco, Salinas, California, 1994
Fellowship, Participatory Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 2005

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Education
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Entrustment
  • Collaboration

Select Publications

View more of Dr. Brown's work 

  • Whisenant E, Garba NA, Schneider GW, Camps-Romero EB, Lage OG, Pedoussaut MA, Brown DR, Greer PJ. The Community Engaged Physician: Teaching Social Accountability through Interprofessional Teamwork and Service-Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning 2020; 162(Summer):135-143. doi:

  • Vargas-Rivera M, Kalan ME, Ward-Peterson M, Osibogun O, Li W, Brown DR, Eissenberg T, Maziak W. The Effect of Flavor Manipulation on ENDS (JUUL) Users’ Experiences, Puffing Behavior and Nicotine Exposure Among US College Students. Tobacco Control 2020; Published Online First: 23 May 2020. doi:

  • Moeller JJ, Warren JB, Crowe RM, Wagner DP, Cutrer WB, Hyderi AA, Lupi CS, Obeso VT, Yingling S, Andriole DA, Brown DR, on behalf of the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency Pilot Program. Determining Entrustment: A Progress Report from the AAMC Core EPA Entrustment Concept Group. Med.Sci.Educ. 2020; 30:395-401. doi:

  • Engle B, Hartlieb K, Obeso VT, Pedoussaut MA, Hospital MM, Lupi CS, Esposito KC, Brown DR. From the Classroom to Entrustment - The Development of Motivational Interviewing Skills as an Entrustable Professional Activity. MedEdPublish 2019; 8(3): 4.

  • 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. Acad. Med. 2018 Jan;93(1):60-65. doi: