Dr. Brown serves as the Medical Advisor for the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He received a combined doctorate of medicine from the New York University and a Masters in Public Health from the Columbia University. After completing an internal medicine residency at Harlem Hospital and a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he subsequently received academic appointments as Associate Physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. Brown serves as the Chief Executive Officer of START Treatment & Recovery Centers, a non-profit agency providing comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders. Following appointment by the Governor, he is a member of the NYS Public Health and Health Planning Council and the NYS Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council.
He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
A past Board Chair of the United States Anti‐Doping Agency and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Brown has served in advisory capacity to many federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
His current responsibilities include supervising medical care, teaching health professionals, and conducting biomedical and behavioral research. Dr. Brown’s scientific contributions have focused upon the sequellae of addiction and improving treatment of substance use disorders, resulting in over 200 peer‐reviewed articles, chapters and published abstracts, reflecting investigator‐initiated and collaborative research.