Menu Close
Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on improving health outcomes, enhancing health care quality, and reducing disparities for adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, particularly those with complex medical and social needs. She has been PI or Co-PI on studies to improve diabetes care for older adults and minority patients and research to understand clinical, socioeconomic, and health system influences on chronic disease management in under-resourced communities. Dr. Brown also co-directs the NCATS-funded Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In this role, she works with teams of community and university partners to ensure that community and research priorities are aligned, to promote research in community settings, and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise between all stakeholders. Her current projects focus on disparities reduction for patients with HIV/AIDS, multi-ethnic patients with hypertension, and Californians at risk for COVID-19.


  • –present
    Professor, UCLA School of Medicine


  • 1992 
    University of California Los Angeles, MD, PhD