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Janene Brown, MPH

Doctoral Research Fellow

Janene Brown, MPH earned her masters in public health from Drexel University’s School of Public Health in 2014. In 2009, she earned a bachelor of arts in health and societies, with a concentration in epidemiology, from the University of Pennsylvania. Brown’s research interests include the epidemiologic study of gun violence, chronic disease and its relation to the built environment, and the relationship between the use of public assistance programs and health status. Prior to starting in the doctoral program, Brown worked in the Research and Evaluation Group of Public Health Management Corporation where she conducted an ongoing evaluation of the Pennsylvania Free Quitline, a smoking cessation service, and rigorous evaluations of sexual health interventions for at-risk youth.

Brown’s work at the Urban Health Collaborative will center on data gathered from the REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study. She will be examining the relationship between the built environment and residential stability as they relate to cardiovascular episodes and other health challenges.