Tyson Brown

Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of the Center on Health & Society (CHS)
Overview

Tyson H. Brown is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the Center on Health & Society. During the 2019-2020 academic term, professor Brown is visiting at Oxford University. 

Dr. Brown’s program of research examines the who, when, and how questions regarding ethnoracial inequalities in health and wealth. He has authored numerous articles in leading sociology and population health journals, and his research contributions have been recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association. Brown is also the recipient of Duke University's Thomas Langford Lectureship Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, he has been awarded funding for his training and research from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Professor Brown is currently working on several projects that investigate “upstream” macro-level factors and psychosocial mechanisms that underlie social inequalities in health. The first project is on the conceptualization and measurement of state-level structural racism and its effects on population health. The second project uses robust analytic techniques to quantify the contributions of socioeconomic adversity and stress processes to ethnoracial inequalities in health.

Education
Ph.D. 2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications

Brown, T. H. “Racial Stratification, Immigration, and Health Inequality: A Life Course-Intersectional Approach.” Social Forces 96, no. 4 (May 14, 2018): 1507–40. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/soy013.
Brown, Tyson H., and Taylor W. Hargrove. “Psychosocial Mechanisms Underlying Older Black Men's Health..” The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73, no. 2 (January 2018): 188–97. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbx091.
Richardson, Liana J., and Tyson H. Brown. “(En)gendering Racial Disparities in Health Trajectories: A Life Course and Intersectional Analysis..” Ssm  Population Health 2 (December 2016): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.04.011.
Gu, Danan, Haiyan Zhu, Tyson Brown, Helen Hoenig, and Yi Zeng. “Tourism Experiences and Self-Rated Health Among Older Adults in China..” J Aging Health 28, no. 4 (June 2016): 675–703. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264315609906.
Brown, Tyson H., Liana J. Richardson, Taylor W. Hargrove, and Courtney S. Thomas. “Using Multiple-hierarchy Stratification and Life Course Approaches to Understand Health Inequalities: The Intersecting Consequences of Race, Gender, SES, and Age..” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57, no. 2 (June 2016): 200–222. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146516645165.

Selected Grants

Behavior and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health 2015 - 2020

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health 2015 - 2020

Longevity and Stress in African American Families awarded by Wayne State University 2016 - 2020

The Cutting E.D.G.E. awarded by 2019 - 2019

Longevity and Stress in African American Families awarded by Wayne State University 2016 - 2019