Applying prevention science to policy and practice around the world
Eric C. Brown, Ph.D
Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, where he directs the Department’s Master of Science Program in Prevention Science and Community Health. Prior to coming to the University of Miami, Dr. Brown was a faculty member with the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work where he worked on school- and community-based preventive interventions, most notably the Community Youth Development Study, which is a longitudinal community-randomized trial of the Communities That Care prevention system, developed at the University of Washington.
Dr. Brown works on the development, implementation, and testing of community-based preventive interventions in the United States and in Latin America. He currently is the Principal Investigator of a project to design and implement a prevention system for reducing youth alcohol use in Zacatecas, Mexico; and the Principal Investigator of an Organization of American States-funded project that is reviewing preventive interventions for youth alcohol and drug use in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Brown’s research interests center around the application of advanced research methods to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs and implementation systems. He currently teaches Implementation Science, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Prevention Science. He is a member of the Society for Prevention Research, the National Hispanic Science Network, the AB InBev Foundation Scientific Partners Task Force, the Applied Prevention Science International Scientific Advisory Board, and was the recipient of the 2013 International Collaboration Award from the Society for Prevention Research.