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Elizabeth A Brown PhD, MPA

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Health Professions
  • Clinical Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Health Services Research for Underserved Populations
  • Social Determinants of Health - Health Care Policy, Access to Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Chronic Conditions
  • Education Research - Social Determinants of Health; Privilege as a Social Determinant of Health; Modified Privilege Walk (virtual and in-person)
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Elizabeth A. Brown, Ph.D., M.P.Ais an academic educator and health services researcher who focuses on social determinants of health (SDOH), particularly race/ethnicity, access to primary care, health care policy, and chronic conditions. She is also interested in examining privilege as a SDOH and the effects of racism with health care providers, students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Brown is the Health Policy Director for the League of Women Voters of the Charleston area. She is a member of AcademyHealth, which is the national Health Services Research (HSR) organization. She currently serves on AcademyHealth's State Health Research Interest Group Advisory Committee (2019-2021). She serves on the health policy committee for the League of Women Voters of the Charleston area. Dr. Brown was a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fellow (2015-2018) and was recognized for her scholarly work by both AcademyHealth and MUSC. In 2017, AcademyHealth awarded her the Diversity Scholars Network Travel Scholarship to present research at AcademyHealth's annual research meeting in New Orleans. In 2018, MUSC recognized her as a University Honor Graduate. Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree in English-Journalism from Columbia College in Columbia, SC and her Ph.D. in Health & Rehabilitation Science (health services research) from MUSC.