Saint Louis University

Ross Brownson, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Epidemiology, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Co-Director, St. Louis Prevention Research Center

 Ross Brownson


Dr. Brownson teaches Applied Epidemiology and a course for practitioners entitled, Evidence Based Public Health. His primary research interests are in chronic disease epidemiology, promotion of physical activity, tobacco use prevention, and evaluation of community-level interventions. He is the principal investigator for the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center-a 5-year, multi-million dollar project aimed at developing innovative approaches to chronic disease prevention in high-risk communities. His research is also funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Brownson is associate editor of the Annual Review of Public Health, and on the editorial board of three other journals. He is a former member of the 15-person CDC Task Force developing the Guide to Community Preventive Services and is also the editor or author of the books: Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, Applied Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Public Health, and Community-Based Prevention. Dr. Brownson is active in numerous professional associations, including the American Public Health Association and the Missouri Public Health Association.

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