Monique Brown


Monique Brown headshotDr. Monique J. Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina. She is also a Faculty Affiliate in the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, the Rural and Minority Health Research Center and the Office for the Study on Aging. She is also Deputy Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Program. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and was a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida (USF). She received her BS degree from Bates College, and her MPH from the Brown University School of Public Health. Before receiving her PhD in Epidemiology from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she worked as a Data Analyst at the Boston Public Health Commission. She has also received training in Clinical and Translational Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also President and Founder of Brown Research Consulting, Inc, which provides public health and research support to individuals and organizations.

Dr. Brown has served as a leader in several roles. Within APHA, she currently serves as a member of the Intersectional Council Steering Committee. She has served as Chair, Program Co-Chair, Governing Councilor, and Section Councilor for the HIV/AIDS Section, is a member of the Epidemiology Section and the South Carolina Public Health Association. Dr. Brown has served as a moderator of several conference sessions at APHA. Outside of APHA, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She also served as a Convener for the HIV and Aging Interest Group at GSA. She also serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committees for ASPH and the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). She was also recently elected to serve on the Executive Committee for SER, and served on the HIV Advisory Council for Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia from 2019-2021. Dr. Brown has also been asked to serve on several panels including career panels, research panels, and panels focused on DEI. She currently mentors several students, majority of whom identify as students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Candidate Statement

I am honored to have been selected as a Candidate for the APHA Executive Board. I am dedicated to working alongside current and incoming members of the Executive Board to improve opportunities and collaborative experiences for Affiliates, Caucuses, Forums, Sections, the Student Assembly, and Topical Groups. I would like to contribute to the achievement of goals and objectives of each group, which may at times vary, but all have the goal of improving public health.

With over 15 years of working in public health, I have had the honor of contributing to public health research and practice. Through this experience, I have learned much but will highlight a few points that have played a significant role in molding my approach to impacting lives and populations:

Ask questions that will improve lives. What information is needed to advance public health research, practice and advocacy, especially for affected populations? In addition, we need to contribute to helping to answering the hard questions, as this approach will provide what is needed to transform and improve public health.

Bring your experiences to the table. You matter. Your perspective is important, even when it might differ from others.

Think about varying perspectives. Differences in opinions will help us to understand how we might impact populations to which we might not belong.

My experiences in the public health arena have prepared me well to serve as a member of the Executive Board. Nevertheless, I am open to learning more from the experiences and perspectives that all shape public health as we continue to address health disparities and endeavor to improve health equity. I respectfully ask for your consideration for election to the Executive Board. In this capacity, I will play my role in ensuring that all voices are heard. Thanks so much!

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