Andre L Brown, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


R-znvy: NOEBJA2@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-4602

Personal Statement

My research examines the social and cultural factors influencing Black men’s mental health and sexual behaviors. I am interested in translating the findings from my research into policies and interventions that improve the health and life expectancy of Black men.


2005 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | Bachelor of Arts

2007 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Master of Public Health

2016 | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC | Doctor of Philosophy


I teach BCHS 2520: Theories of Health Behavior and Health Education. Below is a listing of my previous teaching experiences.


Public Health Education Department-North Carolina Central University

Adjunct Instructor



Course Title: Fundamentals of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Course Title: Personal Health

Health Behavior Department-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Assistant


Course Title: Interventions and Evaluation


Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice II


Course Title: Health Behavior Health Education Practice I

Selected Publications

Nieves-Lugo, K; Ware, D; Friedman, MR; Haberlen, S; Egan, J; Brown, AL; Dakwar, O; & Plankey, M. (2019). Self-perception of aging among HIV-positive and HIV-negative participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1668536.


Brown, A.L., Sang, J., Bukowski, L., Meanley, S., Brooks, B.D., & Chandler, C. (2019). Discrimination, Coping, and Depression among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 12(6), 9.


Escobar-Viera CG, Whitfield DL, Wessel CB, Shensa A, Sidani JE, Brown AL, Chandler CJ, Hoffman BL, Marshal MP, & Primack BA. (2018). For Better or for Worse? A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Social Media Use and Depression Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Minorities. JMIR Ment Health 2018;5(3):e10496. doi: 10.2196/10496.


Taggart, T, Brown, A.L., & Kershaw, T. (2018). Neighborhood contexts and marijuana use among urban dwelling emerging adult men. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988317753222 


Fisher-Borne, M & Brown, AL. (2018). A Case Study Using Photovoice to Explore Racial and Social Identity and Contextualize HIV Risk among Young Black Men: Implications for Social Work Research and Practice. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.


Powell, WA; Taggart, TT; Richmond, J; Adams, LB; & Brown, A. (2016). They can't breathe: Why neighborhoods also matter for African American male health. In L. M. Burton, D. Burton, S. M. McHale, V. King, and J. Van Hook (Eds.), Boys and Men in African American Families. New York: Springer.


Matthews,D. D., Smith, J. C., Brown, A. L., & Malebranche, D. J. (2016). Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse around the Sexual Networks of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Journal of Public Health, 106(5), 808-814.


Isler, M. R., Brown, A. L., Eley, N., Mathews, A., Batten, K., Rogers, R., ...& MacQueen, K. M. (2014). Curriculum development to increase minority research literacy for HIV prevention research: A CBPR approach. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 8(4), 511-521.

Andre L Brown