People Feature

Tyson Brown

Academic Visitor
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Health & Society, Duke University

Tyson H. Brown is an associate professor of sociology at Duke University, where he directs the Center on Health & Society. During the 2019-2020 academic term, he is visiting at the University of Oxford. 

Professor Brown’s programme of research examines the who, when, and how questions regarding ethnoracial inequalities in health and wealth. Brown has authored numerous articles in leading sociology and population health journals, and his research contributions have been recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association. He's also the recipient of Duke University's Thomas Langford Lectureship Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, he has been awarded funding for his training and research from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Brown 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 ethnoracial inequalities in health. The second project is on the conceptualization and measurement of state-level structural racism and its effects on population health.

Tyson Brown