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.