Monique J Brown, MPH, PhD

Dr. Monqiue Brown

  • PhD, Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2015
  • MPH, Brown School of Public Health, 2009
  • BS, Spanish (Pre-med concentration), Bates College, 2007

Research Interests/Current Projects:

Monique’s research interests are in sexual health (including HIV/STIs), mental health, violence epidemiology (including intimate partner violence and suicidality), adverse childhood experiences and immigrant health. Her dissertation will focus on the association between adverse childhood experiences and sexual health, and the related gender differences.

What brought you to VCU and/or Public Health:

During her MPH program, Monique worked as the Data Manager for the Rhode Island Violent Death Reporting System through a research assistantship, where she was involved with research on violent deaths, including suicides. After receiving her MPH, Monique worked in the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Boston Public Health Commission for two years where she was part of a research team examining racial/ethnic health disparities, sexual health and other public health issues affecting Boston residents. She came to VCU to work with renowned faculty, to develop her research skills, and to learn at one of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Hobbies or an interesting factoid:

Monique enjoys the performing arts (dancing, singing, acting), movies, and poetry.

Where are they now?

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of South Florida