Larry K. Brown, MD, is director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and academic director of Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s division of child and family psychiatry.
Dr. Brown specializes in adolescents with HIV/AIDS, especially those with associated psychological issues or substance abuse problems. He has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 12 federally funded research projects. His research interests are focused on AIDS prevention and safer sex programs for adolescents with psychiatric disorders. He has published more than 50 articles and book chapters about HIV/AIDS education and prevention. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Brown's research publications have included: Self-cutting and sexual risk among adolescents in intensive psychiatric treatment; Promoting safer sex among HIV-positive youth with hemophilia: Theory, intervention, and outcome; Predictors of retention among HIV/hemophilia health care professionals; Impact of sexual abuse on the HIV-risk-related behavior of adolescents in intensive psychiatric treatment; Heroin use in adolescents and young adults admitted for drug detoxification; and Children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS: A review