Isaiah Brown is a postbaccalaureate fellow conducting intramural research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Under the guidance of Dr. Sharon Jackson, Mr. Brown is primarily involved in research focused on identifying the relationships between health access and health seeking behaviors to explain the disparities among those living with chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Mr. Brown’s other research interests include but are not limited to mental health, residential displacement, and health systems. Mr. Brown is also a part of the NIH Academy, where he actively learns about health disparities through community service and journal discussions.
Mr. Brown received his B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Kentucky. Before joining NIMHD, he spent time at the University of Kentucky studying Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases under the direction of Dr. Greg Gerhardt. Additionally, Mr. Brown completed an internship at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, where he studied metabolic disease as a part of the Summer Program in Diabetes and Obesity Research (SPIDOR).