Professor Alex Brown

Professor Alex Brown


Professor of Indigenous Genomics
Telethon Kids Institute and The Australian National University
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Brown is the Theme Leader Aboriginal Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (previously Executive Director of BakerIDI Central Australia, having also established the Central Australian unit of Menzies School of Health Research). He has driven the establishment of CVD as a priority area for Aboriginal health, and his primary research, policy work, consultancies and thought leadership has shaped a national translational agenda, extending to chronic disease more broadly (including chronic kidney disease, diabetes, their interrelationships and the critical role of psychosocial factors in driving and explaining health disparities). He has made significant contributions to national policy and research in Aboriginal health including ministerial councils, committees for peak NGOs, the NHMRC, and NACCHO.

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