Brandon Brown Ph.D.


Assistant Professor at UCLA
Lecturer and Undergraduate Director at UCI Program in Public Health, Dept. of Population Health & Disease Prevention


Dr. Brandon Brown is an epidemiologist who focuses on infectious diseases in developing countries. He has over 7 years of research experience working in Peru, and with ongoing studies of cancer screening, human papillomavirus (HPV), STIs, and HIV in vulnerable populations, including female sex workers (FSWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM). He is currently the Research Director at Epicentro, and has projects with other Peru based organizations, including the University of Cayetano  and Via Libre. His research funding is from NIH, Merck, UC Mexus, USAID, and Fordham University. His new cohort study examines the relationship between genital warts and HIV incidence ( Dr. Brown recently began involvement in HIV research ethics as part of the Fordham HIV Research Ethics Training Institute . Apart from this, he is organizing to create a public incentive database for Investigator reference ( Brandon is the Chair of the Curriculum Committee and Undergraduate Director of the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine (, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in global health, ethics, and research methods, and mentors students in HIV related research projects.  Dr. Brown is involved with the California Alliance for Minority Participation program on campus and a member of the UCI cancer center. He is also a member of the UCGHI Womens Health and Empowerment COE, and leads the UCI Global Health Research Education and Translation program. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the UCLA Program in Global Health and a mentor for the UCLA Global Health Pathways program.



BS, Applied Mathematics, Univerity of California, Irvine

MPH, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D., International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

PostDoc, Global Health, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles


Research Interests:

HIV prevention among female sex workers (FSWs) and men who have sex with men (MSM), human papillomavirus vaccine acceptability and effectiveness, cancer screening, ethical issues in clinical trials with vulnerable populations


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