C. Perry Brown, DrPH

Professor Public Health
LOCATION: 203D FSH Science Research Center
EMAIL: perry.brown@famu.edu
PHONE: 850-599-8839
CV: Link to CV
C. Perry Brown, DrPH, serves as Professor of Public Health in the Institute of Public Health. Dr. Brown teaches courses in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, maternal and child health epidemiology, GIS, advanced epidemiological and statistical methods, and data management and analysis. Dr. Brown directs the GIS, Data, and Spatial Analysis Laboratory in the Institute. This laboratory provides hardware, software, data management, and analytical support for faculty and student research and training. Dr. Brown’s experience in public health and epidemiology has included work in the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Some of his experiences include smallpox in Bangladesh, sexually transmitted diseases-Los Angeles, HIV/AIDS-Los Angeles, Zaire, Brazil and Thailand, and Tuberculosis-Los Angeles. He also has experience with chronic diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease, and Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology. Dr. Brown has numerous publications in the areas of cancer prevention and epidemiology, congenital disabilities, health disparities, and environmental health and equity. Dr. Brown is also an honorary professor at the School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Statistical Software (SAS, SPSS)
Research Interest
  • Health Disparities

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology


  • Hepatitis

  • Health Geography

  • Social Capital/Deprivation and Health

Selective Publications
  • Richards, J; Matthias, J; Baker, C.; Wilson, C; Peterman, TA, Brown, CP; et al. (2019) “Evaluation of Rapid Syphilis Testing Using the Syphilis Health Check in Florida, 2015-2016. Florida Public Health Review, 12, 106-119

  • P.S. Pinheiro, K.E. Callahan, P.D. Jones, Morris, C. Ransdell, J.M. Kwon, Brown, C.P. Kobetz, E.N. “Liver Cancer: A Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the United States and the Role of the 1945–1965 Birth Cohort by Ethnicity”, JHEP Reports, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2019.05.008

  • Wede, J. Yersiah, Yussif M. Dokurugu, C. Perry Brown. (2019) “Effects of Bullying on Suicide Among LGB Adolescents in Florida,” International Journal of Current Research 11 (02) pp1390-1395) February 2019

  • Rodrigue Pierre, C. Perry Brown, Charlotte Baker, Matthew Dutton, Oghenekome Onopise, & Brian Hickey. (2019) “Competing Risk of Death and Time-Varying Covariates in Cardiovascular Epidemiologic Research: Modeling the Hazards of Coronary Heart Disease in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study.” Medical Science & Healthcare Practice 3: No. 1, 2019

  • Mathis, A.L, Dutton, M., Lopez, A., Becker, A., Brown, C.P. (2018) “After Implementation of the ACA—Coverage Gaps among Rural Latinos Still Remain.” Florida Public Health Review 15: 137-143

  • Sadiq, Babajide & Brown, Perry. (2017) “Assessing the Impact of Climatic Variables on Malaria Cases among Pregnant Women in South-Western, Nigeria.” Universal Journal of Public Health 5(7): 392-402

  • Pierre, R., Brown, C.P., Baker, C., Dutton, M., Onokpise, O., Hickey, B. (2017) “Race and Sex-Related Differences in the Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study.” International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology 6 (6) pp. 373-382.

  • Ashford, A., Walls, J.L., Brown, C.P. and Tawk, R. (2017) “Role of Insurance Coverage on Diabetes Preventive Care” European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 1:1(2017), 02 ISSN: 2468-1997

  • Burke, Lauralyn K., Brown, C. Perry, Johnson, Tammie M. (2016) “Historical Data Analysis of Hospital Discharges Related to the Amerithrax Attack in Florida.” Perspectives Health Inf Manag: 13(Fall)

  • Tawk, Rima., Abner, Adrian., Ashford, Alicestine., Brown, Clyde Perry. (2016) “Differences in Colorectal Cancer Outcomes by Race and Insurance” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13:0048