Dr. Brown conducts “research on research” through qualitative and quantitative research summaries, characterizing reporting practices that may contribute to scientific misinformation, and evaluating methodological and statistical choices that may result in ambiguous or misinterpreted results. Such efforts are applied through post-publication review activities, in which the team identifies and corrects errors in published literature, as well as creating tutorial and instructive articles to encourage stronger research practices going forward.
Formally trained in nutrition, biochemistry, and statistics, Dr. Brown has conducted research using simulation, in vitro, ex vivo, animal, observational, and intervention models. He has received local, regional, and national awards and spoken internationally about integrity in research and science communication, particularly with respect to nutrition and obesity.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of The Obesity Society and has served in leadership roles with the American Society for Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and the American Public Health Association. His work has been funded through various stakeholders, including Alliance for Potato Research & Education, American Egg Board, Center for Open Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Hass Avocado Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Sloan Foundation, and multiple NIH institutes (NHLBI, NIA, NIDDK, NIGMS, and NLM).