Hendricks Brown, PhD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Dr. C. Hendricks Brown is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Preventive Medicine, and Medical Social Sciences in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.
He directs the NIDA- funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) for Drug Abuse and HIV, and an NIMH-funded study to synthesize findings from individual-level data across multiple randomized trials for adolescent depression and suicide. He is also the co-director of the CDC funded Prevention of Youth Violence Center.
Since 1985, he has received NIH funding to direct the Prevention Science and Methodology Group (PSMG), now a national network of over 600 scientists and methodologists who are working on the design of preventive field trials and their analysis, and implementation of prevention programs. Recently, his work has focused on the prevention of drug abuse, conduct disorder, depression, violence, and suicide.
Brown co-chairs the National Academy of Medicine Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health and has been a member of the recent National Academy of Medicine committee on prevention science, as well as serving on numerous federal panels, advisory boards, and editorial boards.