Credentials: MD, PhD, DFASAM
Dr. Brown’s primary interests revolve around the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and their complications in settings outside of the specialist treatment environment (such as primary care, hospitals, pharmacies, and criminal justice settings). He enjoys patient care, teaching, and conducting research in these areas. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and in Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Brown came to Madison in 2001 to participate in the NIH/NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, with focus on addiction health services research, and he attained a PhD in UW’s Dept of Population Health Sciences in 2009. His current research includes investigations in opioid misuse prevention, mobile technology to support recovery, promotion of medication prescribing for alcohol use and opioid use disorders in primary care, and potential therapeutic applications of psilocybin and MDMA.
He serves as a consulting physician in addiction medicine at UW Hospital (where he is the Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders), the UWHC HIV/AIDS Clinic, and at Access Community Health Centers. Dr. Brown is also the Founding Director of the UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, the Director of the UW SMPH fourth year Clinical Addiction Elective, and Director of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine.