Director of research in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital
Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Larry Brown, MD, is an expert on adolescents with HIV or AIDS, especially those with associated psychological issues or substance abuse problems. He is an authority on risk behaviors among teenagers, and prevention programs for them.
Brown, a child psychiatrist, began his research into children's knowledge and attitudes about AIDS shortly after he came to Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University in 1987. Since then, he has published more than 50 articles and book chapters, the majority on issues having to do with AIDS/HIV education and prevention.
Brown has given more than 70 presentations, nationally and internationally, on the subject of adolescents and unsafe sex, dating violence, sexual abuse and other risk behaviors. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Prior to Brown's appointment as director of research, he served as director of child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient services for Rhode Island and Bradley hospitals.
Brown graduated from the University of Maryland and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did his residency as well as a fellowship in child psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center.
Brown has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator in 12 grant-funded research projects. The three most recent, all funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, are all explorations of a variety of AIDS prevention and safer sex programs for adolescents with psychiatric disorders. The total funding for the three projects, for which Brown is principal investigator, amounts to $10.6 million.
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