Bronx Community Research Review Board

Bronx Community
Research Review

Justin T. Brown

Justin T. Brown, PhD, MPH, (he/him/his), is a Black gay cisgendered man,  originally from southern Ohio. Arriving in NYC in 2004 for graduate school, he’s spent nearly 12 years connected to the Bronx through his work and community engagement. Justin’s taught across the borough at Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, and Lehman College. He’s been involved in community-based work as an evaluator of community afterschool programs in both the Bronx and upper Manhattan. While working as the Deputy Director of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity, based at Lehman College, he worked on a number of collaborative community projects, including working with various organizations on developing a social service network for the LGBTQIA+ community. Currently, he is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Public & Community Health Program at LaGuardia Community College and Executive Director for CLAGS – the Center for LGBTQ Studies, based at the CUNY Graduate Center. Justin connects to disease communities suffering from eczema, psoriasis, high blood pressure, and all the issues related to year-round environmental allergies. Beyond this, Justin is connected via his loved ones’ battles with various cancer types, heart disease, and diabetes. Justin got involved with the CRRB through Dr. Moe and the CERA project. He served on the CERA team and became connected to the CRRB because of their commitment to Black and Brown communities creating their own health research system within the Bronx and beyond. Research ethics to him means respecting…  Through membership with the BxCRRB, he feels that he’s found community, his people, and gets rejuvenated every time he gets to see the organization in action. Whether it be reviewing a proposed research project or outreaching to the community the BxCRRB is truly “by/for/with people”and unconditionally loves and love is what we need more of in this world.

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