Alison Brown, PhD, MS, RDN

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Alison Brown

Program Director

National Institutes of Health

Alison Brown, MS, PhD, RDN is a public health nutrition researcher committed to addressing diet-related health disparities through research, community empowerment, and systems change. Dr. Browns past research explored immigrant health and diet and cardiovascular disease outcomes and, while serving as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, her efforts at the National Institutes of Health have centered on the social determinants of health and nutrition health disparities. Currently, she serves as a Program Director at the National Heart Lung Blood Institute, and Adjunct Faculty at Prince Georges Community College. She is the Past Chair of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetic and Nutrition, a former Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Leader, American Society of Nutrition Science Policy Fellow, and Board Chair of a community-owned grocery store in Boston. In 2018, she was honored as a 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum. She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of Racial Ethnic Health Disparities, Health Psychology, and Translational Behavioral Medicine.


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