Dr. Brown to head academic psychiatry programs
Larry Brown, M.D., has been appointed 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 is well known to our community, having been with the division for more than 25 years. We are very fortunate to have him leading the integration of our academic and research missions with our outstanding clinical programs,” said Dan Wall, president, Bradley Hospital.
Wall said Brown brings to the position a long track record of teaching, from supervising child and adolescent psychiatry fellows to mentoring countless post-doctoral candidates and junior faculty over the years. Brown has also been overseeing an ongoing federally-funded research training program for more than 10 years. He is also co-director of the Lifespan Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, which he helped create.
A resident of Providence, Brown succeeds Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Brown was director of the consultation-liaison service at Hasbro Children’s for 10 years in the 1990s and also served as director of outpatient services at both Hasbro Children’s and Bradley hospitals. His research in adolescent risk behavior and HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention is internationally recognized. He has been the principal investigator on 20 federal grants totaling more than $29 million and has published more than 150 articles and book chapters about HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
Brown earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed a residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center.