David R. Brown

Ph.D., Senior Behavioral Scientist

with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

David R. Brown, Ph.D., is a Senior Behavioral Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Atlanta, GA. His education and training are in Exercise Science/Exercise and Sport Psychology (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison), Educational/School Psychology (Ph.D. and M.A., University of Arizona), and Special Education (B.S., Western Michigan University). Before coming to CDC, he served as a special education teacher and then as school psychologist in a public school district in Tucson, Arizona; as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport Studies at Miami University-Ohio; and as Director of Exercise and Sport Psychology in the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Laboratory, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. His public health career has focused on promoting physical activity and health among older adults, people with disabilities, and people from different racial and ethnic groups; the interaction between personal, social, and built environmental factors that influence physical activity behavior; and the physical, mental, and social health benefits associated with physical activity, including the use of trails for outdoor recreation, interaction with and enjoyment of natural environments. Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.


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