Professor Brown has extensive experience in Aboriginal health policy, particularly relating to chronic disease control, men’s health and primary care with ministerial appointments to several key national committees. His research targets overcoming disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal people, with a particular focus on chronic disease. He has been a collaborating CI on grants worth over $18 million in the last 5 years. In addition, he has been a principal investigator on grants totalling $5 million in the last three years. All of these grants are related to the principal multi-disciplinary research program addressing cardiovascular disparities in Aboriginal Australians. He was recently appointed to Research Committee (NHMRC).

His current research includes a focus on:

• Heart disease and diabetes in Indigenous people

• Understanding the links between depression and chronic disease

• Health services research – improving chronic disease outcomes for disadvantaged populations

Building a research program in Aboriginal Health: Lessons from the Edge



Room/theatre: WEHI L7C Davis Auditorium
Building: Walter + Eliza Hall Institute
Address: 1g Royal Parade, Parkville

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