• Dr Brown is Professor and Founding Chief of Family Medicine for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Dr Brown is a multi-method community engaged researcher with a focus on the social determinants of health (SDOH). He is the principal investigator for FIU Thrive, a multiplatform (iOS, Android) mobile application (app) and interoperable data platform in development with funding from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for automated SDOH-targeted care management. He has extensive experience with community engagement, and in addressing concerns of community members related to the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). He led the development and implementation of the integrated clinical and educational services for the internationally recognized NeighborhoodHELP program which provides integrated primary, preventive, behavioral, and social care in mobile health centers, in households, and via telehealth. NeighborhoodHELP incorporates a partner network of over 170 community organizations to provide services and help navigate medically underserved populations across systems of care. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative.

research interests

  • Social Determinants of Health
    Biomedical Social Sciences
    Education & Educational Research
    General & Family Medicine
    Health Care Sciences & Services
    Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

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  • David Brown