Mary Jean Brown, R.N., Sc.D.
Public Health Expert
Mary Jean Brown is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the former Chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of childhood lead poisoning prevention, Dr. Brown has provided her expertise to health officials in the US, China, Kosovo, and Nigeria. She works regularly with other US public health agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development, and international organizations including the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, and policy documents. Dr. Brown received a Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000. She is a registered nurse with a B.S. degree from Boston College in 1982.