Brandon Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine where he is a member of the IRB, teaches public health and medical ethics, leads the campus Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, and conducts community based participatory research on HIV and aging. Brandon is particularly interested in decision making for payment to participants in research, and recently helped to update the HPTN research ethics guidelines. With over 120 publications, Brown has received funding from several federal and private organizations, working closely with community partners in all research. Brandon is chair of the board of directors of TruEvolution, which fights for health equity and racial justice to advance the quality of life and human dignity of LGBTQ+ people.
Brandon earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics followed by an MPH in epidemiology. Brandon then attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to earn a PhD in international health and conducted postdoctoral work in global health at UCLA. Brown received additional training through the CHIME/RCMAR program, as an HPTN Scholar, at the Fordham HIV Research Ethics Training Institute, and at the Hastings Center for Bioethics.