Tyson Brown
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of the Center on Health & Society. Brown’s research has examined how and why racial stratification and other axes of inequality combine to shape wealth and health over the life course. He is currently working on several projects that investigate psychosocial mechanisms and “upstream” macro-level factors that underlie social inequalities in health. The first project uses robust analytic techniques to quantify the contributions of socioeconomic adversity and stress processes to racial inequalities in health. The second project is on measuring state-level structural racism and its toxic effects on population health.

Brown's research contributions have been recognized with two awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA). He's also the recipient of Duke University's Thomas Langford Lectureship Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, Brown has been awarded funding for his training and research from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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