Professor Alex Brown is an Aboriginal medical doctor and researcher working at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute as the Aboriginal Research Program Leader. He has a history of working in communicable disease control, public health policy, disease surveillance and Aboriginal health research.
Professor Brown’s research expertise focuses on chronic disease epidemiology and control, Aboriginal men’s health, health services research (particularly in primary care) and health and research policy development. His research targets overcoming disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal people, with a particular focus on the role of cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease and diabetes in driving life expectancy differentials. He was recently appointed to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science, and serves on the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council.