Alex Brown

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Alex Brown
Professor Alex Brown is the program leader of aboriginal research at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide. Professor Brown is an Aboriginal doctor and researcher with extensive skills in Indigenous health research in rural and remote communities. He received his PhD in 2010 and is an honorary fellow of the RACP. Professor Brown established an extensive and unique research program dedicated to chronic diseases in vulnerable communities, with a particular focus on outlining and overcoming health disparities. He leads projects encompassing epidemiology, psychosocial determinants of chronic disease, mixed methods health services research in Aboriginal primary care and hospital settings, and randomised controlled trials of pharmacological and non-pharmacological chronic disease interventions. Professor Brown has significant connections across the health system, policy environment and key government and NGO sector, particularly in relation to chronic disease burden and prevention.

He sits on a range of national committees, including the Heart Foundation, chairs the Cardiac Society Indigenous Cardiovascular Council and was a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council (2009-2012). Over the past five years he has been principal investigator on over $5 million of research and has extensive research collaborations with university, academic, primary care, Aboriginal community control services, international partners and Indigenous community partners.

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