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Eric Brown, Ph.D.

General Information

Eric  Brown, Ph.D.


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  • English
  • Spanish


  • Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Prevention Science & Community Health


Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Prevention of Adolescent Health and Behavior Problems
  • Measurement of Risk and Protective Factors in Hispanic Populations
  • Evaluation of Prevention Programs and Implementation Systems
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods


2003 Ph.D.
University of South Florida
1993 M.A.
University of South Florida
1987 B.A.
University of South Florida


Dr. Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Prevention Science and Community Health where he directs the Implementation Science track for the Department’s Ph.D. program in Prevention Science. Dr. Brown works on the development, implementation, and testing of community- and school-based preventive interventions in the United States and in Latin America. He is the Principal Investigator of a U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded study examining risk factors for adolescent drug use among the United States, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil; and is a former Investigator on the Community Youth Development Study’s community-randomized controlled trial of the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system. Dr. Brown also is a former Co-Principal Investigator on the adaption and implementation of the CTC prevention system in Chile (called Comunidades Que Se Cuidan, in Spanish), and has consulted on the adaptation and implementation of Comunidades Que Se Cuidan in Colombia. Prior to coming to the UM, Dr. Brown was a faculty member with the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. At the SDRG, Dr. Brown was the Principal Investigator of a school-randomized controlled trial of Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program and a Co-Investigator of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Supporting Early Adult Transition Study, a developmental evaluation of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Other research projects that Dr. Brown worked on include the Multisite Evaluation of Second Step: Student Success through Prevention of Bullying and Sexual Harassment, the International Youth Development Study, Preventing Adolescent Cannabis Use in the Netherlands and the United States--A Bi-national Investigation of the Communities That Care Prevention System, the Raising Healthy Children Project, and the National Adolescent Treatment Study. 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 International Committee and was the recipient of the 2013 International Collaboration Award from the Society for Prevention Research.