Dr. David R. Brown, MD, leads the award-winning Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP). A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Brown established the first new graduate medical education program at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, West Kendall Baptist Hospital - FIU Family Medicine Residency. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work addressing social determinants of health, interprofessional collaboration, and entrustment.
Dr. Brown has been a medical educator for over 25 years with an emphasis on primary care, integrating social and behavioral determinants into care, self-management support, and collaborative care models. His research applies qualitative and mixed methods to the study of health disparities, social determinants of health, cultural competence, competency-based education, and entrustment, and population health. His current work includes projects related to the development of data systems for assessment and care management of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH); COVID-19 testing and vaccination in the community that is part of the NIH RADxUP initiative; and obtaining user input into the design of apps to help manage diabetes in collaboration with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) Engineering Research Centers (ERCs).