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Carrie Brown

Assistant Professor


Associate Professor


Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Wake County

Education and Training:

BA, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MD, Duke University
Residency, Psychiatry, Duke University

Summary Statement:

Carrie Brown, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health & IDD for North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services. A graduate of Princeton University, she received her medical degree from Duke University’s School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and trained in Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital. She has experience within the North Carolina state psychiatric hospital and prison systems and with various evidence-based community treatment models, such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and integrated behavioral health/primary care programs. She has published health services research on various topics, such as de-escalating aggressive behavior and quality measures in serious mental illness. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UNC, a Consulting Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke, and a Research Fellow with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC.

Carrie Brown