Dr. Charlene Brown is a public health physician expert with 17 years of diverse health, leadership and management experience. Her work for the US Agency for International Development has brought her to nearly 20 countries across 3 continents. She has served domestically as the Deputy Commissioner for Medical Operations at the Baltimore City Health Department and as a regulatory physician for the FDA where she evaluated the efficacy and safety of select investigational medications. Years ago, she founded a global health consulting company that provided multiple international NGOs with technical & strategic advice and is in the throes of founding a health technology startup company. Dr. Brown pitched and led a team to create ReciproCare for Startup Weekend DC: Flip the Ratio; they won first place and will present ReciproCare at DC Tech Day 2015.
After studying engineering at Princeton, Dr. Brown attended medical & public health school at Harvard. She completed medical residency training in both internal medicine and preventive medicine and maintains Board-certification in preventive medicine. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Emory School of Medicine.
Mobile Development for Public Health
What are the biggest challenges in public health, and what role can mobile phones and mobile apps play in saving lives?