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David Brown

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human 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. Additionally, 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 and Promotion Ph.D. program at Walden University. 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

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

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

Public Service

Muriels Angel, Board of Directors - Mission Viejo, CA 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


Hyder, N. F., Adcock, A. B., Brown, D. M. An Overview of Virtual Communities of Faculty Practice. Journal of Educational Research & Practice.

Brown, D. M. (2020). A Review of the PubMed PICO Tool: Using Evidence-Based Practice in Health Education. Health Promotion Practice .

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.


Hyder, N. F., Adcock, A. B., Brown, D. M. (2020). Virtual Communities of Faculty Practice. Walden University.

Brown, D. M. (2021). Using National Library of Medicine Resources to Improve On-Line Teaching and Learning. Southern New Hampsire University.

Brown, D. M. (2019). Evidence Based Practice for the Health Education Specialist. . Walden University.

Powe, N., Brown, D. M., Hicks, E., Kabore, C., Martin, J. (2020). Our Role in Promoting Health Education Specialists. Society for Public hHealth Education.

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.