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David Brown

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Health Education and Promotion

David M Brown holds a doctorate of education with a specialization in health education from Teachers College Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Additionaly, he has two Masters of Arts Degrees from Columbia University one in computers and education and another in health education. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) #10986. He currently serves as a contributing faculty in the Health Education Ph.D. program at Walden University. He currently works with Ph.D. students on their dissertation projects. He has taught a number of health education and public health classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels at other colleges and universities. He has served on the board of directors for the Society for Public Health Education and The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. He also serves on several editorial boards within the health education and public health arenas. Dr Brown’s primary research areas are: professional development and professional preparation in the field of health education, community engagement and participatory research and advocacy and policy issues related to health education, he has prepared a number of professional presentations, publications and submitted grants within these areas of expertise.


EdD, Columbia University- Teachers College - New York, NY United States

MLIS, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI United States

BA, University of Redlands - Johnston Center - Redlands, CA United States

MA, Columbia University- Teachers College - New York, NY United States

Awards / Honors

Delta SOPHE Service Award , , 2015

Jackson State University College of Public Service Faculty Professional Service Award , , 2015

NCHEC Service Award , National Commison for Health Education Credentialing Inc. , 2015


Branscum, P., Haider, T., Brown, D. M., Sharma, M. (2016). Using emotional intelligence and social support to predict job performance of health educators American Journal of Health Education

McCoy, P., Leggett, S., Bhuiyan, A., Brown, D. M., Frye, P., Williams, B. (2017). Text messaging: An intervention to increase physical activity among African American participants in a faith-based, competitive weight loss program International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Khansaheb, H., Hussein, A., Hamidi, S., Brown, D. M., Younis, M. Z. (2016). Quantitative assessment of some preventative health services provided for adolescent individuals in Dubai Journal of health and human services administration

Brown, D. M., Hou, S. (2015). Measurement and evaluation for health educators Health Promotion Practice


Brown, A., Shahbazi, M., Brown, D. M., Bhuiyan, A., Leggett, S. (2016). A qualitative pilot study of the underutilization of influenza vaccinations by African American older adults APHA

Brown, D. M., Brown, S. (2013). Health literacy for children: A community responsibility Mississippi Child Welfare Institute

Watkins, R., Bennett, R., Brown, D. M., Shahbazi, M., Sarpong, D. (2016). Relationship between perceived health status and Stages of Change for mammography utilization among African American women APHA

Brown, D. M., Brown, S. (2014). Retooling yourself as a public health educator: Skills and opportunities to enhance success in the field of health education and public health Teachers College Columbia University

Asell, S., Dockins, M., Brown, D. M. (2013). Social cognitive theory: A method for the reduction and prevention of childhood obesity Jackson State University

Brown, S., Brown, D. M. (2014). The impact and the influence of five years of health disparities publications Teachers College Columiba University

Todd, M., Brown, D. M., Sarpong, D., Stringer , K. (2014). The utilization of parental support groups among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Stewart , A., Shahbazi, M., Brown, D. M., Addison, C. C., Bhuiyan, A., Ekundayo, O. (2015). Weight related perceptions and perceived threat to disease among African American women in Mississippi APHA

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